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31 Jan 2012

Rights & Action in Development, L'Entraide missionaire, ASADHO, CCIJ, Global Witness, ACIDH

[PDF] Congolese massacre survivors to pursue justice at the Supreme Court of Canada

The Canadian Association Against Impunity (CAAI), expressed its profound disappointment with last week’s decision by the Quebec Court of Appeal overturning the decision of the Quebec Superior Court in the case against Anvil Mining Limited…[T]he appeal Court ruled that they lack the necessary legislation to allow the case to proceed in Quebec. Anvil Mining…is accused of providing logistical support to the Congolese army who raped, murdered and brutalised the people of Kilwa in the DRC…The CAAI, an NGO coalition representing relatives of victims of the 2004 Kilwa massacre, filed a class action in 2010 against Anvil Mining for its alleged role in the massacre. Anvil Mining denies any wrongdoing…“We are deeply disappointed…,” said CAAI president Patricia Feeney. “Despite yet another setback in the long road to justice, we will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the case…”

Part of the following timelines

Plaintiffs in lawsuit alleging Anvil Mining's complicity in 2004 DRC killings will appeal to Canadian Supreme Ct. - Quebec Ct. of Appeal ruled case cannot proceed in Canada

Anvil Mining lawsuit (re complicity in Dem. Rep. of Congo, filed in Canada)