Today the Federal Court of Canada hears a case alleging that the Canadian government is improperly withholding information about its diplomatic interventions on behalf of a Canadian company accused of human rights abuse in Guatemala.
Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. This document provides a summary of these eight lawsuits, their implications, and the challenges presented by transnational lawsuits of this nature.
An expert study reveals an unacceptable degree of risk that the tailings dam at Belo Sun's proposed mine in the Brazilian Amazon will fail, contaminating the Xingu River and harming nearby indigenous and other communities.
Villagers in Brazil need help to test the safety of their water. They live near a Canadian-owned gold mine and fear that their water supply may be contaminated by toxic waste.
An expert report commissioned by Above Ground confirms that locals near the Morro do Ouro mine are exposed to dangerous concentrations of environmental arsenic.
In this submission to the UN special rapporteur on racial discrimination, we call attention to the role that multinational companies’ home states can play in facilitating extractive projects that harm ethnic minorities.