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Transnational Lawsuits in Canada against Extractive Companies

This publication provides an overview of claims filed in Canadian courts containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse overseas linked to the operations of Canadian extractive companies or companies within their corporate group. We examine the outcomes and implications of each case, and the challenges inherent in transnational litigation of this nature.

Precedent-setting decision grants foreign plaintiffs their day in court

A lawsuit filed against Canadian company Nevsun Resources is set to proceed in Canadian courts. The case involves allegations that the company used slave labour at its mine in Eritrea. In a ruling released today, the Supreme Court of British Columbia rejected Nevsun’s argument that Eritrean courts would be a more appropriate forum for the claim.

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.