As the push for corporate accountability faces setbacks in the United States, could Canada hold the key for legislative progress in North America on business and human rights? In this guest post on the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre website, we discuss how Canada can emerge as a leader in this rapidly evolving field.
International and Canadian leaders from government, business, academia, the legal profession and civil society will gather in Ottawa next month to examine the role of home state governments in addressing the human rights challenges associated with transnational business.
New law would create human rights ombudsperson to investigate Canadian mining, oil and gas operations abroad
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability released today detailed model legislation, providing the Canadian government with a blueprint for how to create an effective human rights ombudsperson in the extractive sector.
We’re following with interest several legislative initiatives in Europe that, if successful, would create enforceable legal requirements for companies to prevent their worldwide business activities—and those of their subsidiaries and contractors—from fuelling human rights abuse.