An expert report commissioned by Above Ground confirms that locals near the Morro do Ouro mine are exposed to dangerous concentrations of environmental arsenic.
home state obligations
Press release from the CNCA: Fifteen months ago, the government announced it would create an independent office with the power to investigate abuses by Canadian companies operating abroad. Instead, it unveiled today a powerless advisory post, little different from what has already existed for years.
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.
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability says the government must immediately implement the recommendations of a UN report that calls for a coherent policy to protect against business-related human rights abuse.
Above Ground and other members of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability provided the UN working group on business and human rights with input during its 2017 country visit to Canada. This submission provides the working group with complementary and updated information in anticipation of the release of its Canada visit report.
A report released today by Above Ground and Brazilian organization Justiça Global documents human rights abuse tied to a Canadian mine in Brazil. The project is operated by a subsidiary of Kinross Gold, a Canadian company financed by the government of Canada.