Our Focus

Through research, analysis, collaboration and outreach, Above Ground promotes business practice that is respectful of human rights and the environment. We shed light on the links between transnational business and human rights abuse, and advance solutions for accountability and access to justice in Canada.

Corporate accountability

We encourage Canadian companies and the Canadian government to protect against human rights abuse in relation to the overseas business activities they undertake or support.

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Access to justice

We work to improve access to justice in Canadian courts for foreign plaintiffs who have been harmed by the activities of Canadian companies operating abroad.

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