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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 related to the operations of Canadian extractive companies or companies within their corporate group. We examine the outcomes and implications of each case, as well as the challenges inherent in transnational litigation of this nature.

Response to Kinross and EDC regarding our report “Swept Aside”

With this submission to the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, Above Ground and Justiça Global welcome the opportunity to address points raised by Kinross Gold and Export Development Canada in response to our report “Swept Aside: An Investigation into Human Rights Abuse at Kinross Gold’s Morro do Ouro Mine.”

Calling for an end to public financing of fossil fuels

Following up on a recent report that reveals Canada pours billions of dollars in public financing into fossil fuels each year — putting our country in 6th place for largest public supporter of fossil fuels among G20 states — we’ve written to the prime minister calling for an immediate commitment to end public financing of fossil fuels.