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Letter to the editor: Why the silence on mining oversight?

Letter from Karyn Keenan, published Wednesday, May 4 in The Hill Times Re: “Feds show little interest in tougher oversight of mining firms’ actions abroad,” (The Hill Times, April 20, p. 1). In March the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights slammed Canada on its failure to ensure that its mining, oil, and gas companies respect human rights in their work abroad.

2016-12-19T21:01:03+00:005 May 2016|Tags: , |

Communities oppose Canadian gold mine in Argentina

The El Algarrobo Assembly in Argentina seeks our solidarity in its struggle to block the development of Agua Rica, a Canadian mine. In February, the inhabitants of Andalgalá set up camp outside the Supreme Court of Argentina in Buenos Aires, where they remain despite record-breaking temperatures. They demand that the court respond to a petition they filed three years ago to halt the Agua Rica project of Canadian company Yamana Gold.

2016-12-19T20:57:54+00:0029 February 2016|Tags: , |

Submission to the IACHR’s ESCR Unit

Above Ground and fellow members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) recently joined with the Polaris Institute in calling for business and human rights to be included in the mandate of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' new Special Rapporteur on economic, social and cultural rights.

2018-04-02T22:51:10+00:0029 January 2016|Tags: , |

Legal experts meet to discuss transnational litigation

On 10 December 2015, Above Ground met in Toronto with Canadian and international litigators. The meeting sought to advance collective analysis on transnational civil litigation involving corporate defendants. Participants discussed recent legal developments in Canada and other jurisdictions. The outcomes of the meeting will inform Above Ground’s ongoing Access to Justice work.

2016-12-19T21:07:21+00:0011 December 2015|Tags: , |