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Human Rights Watch submission to UN Working Group on overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies

Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 1 June 2017

Canada - arguably the global mining industry's most important hub - needs to develop mechanisms that pay close attention to the human rights records of Canadian companies when they operate abroad...[Human Rights Watch] has urged the Candian govt. to establish an ombudsperson’s office with a mandate to independently investigate and publicly report on human rights problems involving Canadian extractive companies...Human Rights Watch recommends the UN Working Group ask the Canadian govt. to explain the reasons for the delay in...establishing an independent mechanism to investigate Canadian extractives companies operating abroad and...to confirm whether and when an independent ombudperson's office will be established...Human Rights Watch [also] asks the Working Group to call upon the Canadian government to introduce a regulatory framework for the govt. to sanction and publicly report on Canadian companies that fail to meet minimum human rights standards in their overseas operations...[refers to Barrick Gold & Nevsun] 

 

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Related companies: Barrick Gold Nevsun