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30 May 2017

From dialogue to accountability: A call for Canadian leadership on business and human rights

This week members of the United Nations Working Group on business and human rights wrap up a 10-day visit to Canada. The selection of Canada as one of just two countries the group will visit this year was opportune, given the particularly high risk of...

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15 February 2017

Commentary: Canada must take legislative measures to tackle impact of extractive industries on human rights abroad

Author: Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot, Papeles el tiempo de los derechos, N 17 (Spain)

"Las industrias extractivas canadienses y su impacto sobre los derechos humanos: esperando a Trudeau", 2016...

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25 January 2016

Book Review: Penelope Simons and Audrey Macklin, The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights and the Home State Advantage (London: Routledge, 2014) pp xxxvii+422.

Author: Nomonde Nyembe, Business and Human Rights Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1

…[T]his book comes at the ideal time, as it posits a solution for extraction-related human rights impunity by transnational corporations (TNCs). Penelope Simons and Audrey Macklin’s The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights, and the Home...

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8 July 2015

Summary of conference on corporate responsibility for intl. crimes

Author: Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs

"Corporate Responsibility for International Crimes", 19 May 2015...

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13 October 2014

Fossil fuel companies may face extensive litigation for climate change damages, warn experts

Author: Andrew Gage, West Coast Environmental Law & Michael Byers, University of British Columbia, in Globe and Mail (Canada)

"Why climate litigation could soon go global", 9 Oct 2014...

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30 May 2014

[PDF] The Governance Gap - Extractive Industries, Human Rights, and the Home State Advantage

Author: Penelope Simons (Univ. of Ottawa, Canada) & Audrey Macklin (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)

This book explores the persistence of the governance gap with respect to the human rights-impacting conduct of transnational extractive corporations operating in zones of weak governance…The authors launch their account with a fascinating case study of...

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19 February 2014

The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute

Author: James Stewart, University of British Columbia in New York University Journal of Intl. Law & Politics (USA)

In November 2013, Swiss authorities announced a criminal investigation into one of the world's largest gold refineries on the basis that the company committed a war crime. The Swiss investigation comes a matter of months after the US Supreme Court...

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18 February 2014

Talisman lawsuit (re Sudan)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In 2001, the Presbyterian Church of Sudan, as well as a number of Sudanese individuals, filed suit in US federal court against Talisman Energy.  They alleged the company’s complicity in the Sudanese Government’s human rights abuses against non-Muslim...

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3 February 2014

Africa: Oxfam's paper highlights emerging standards for Free, Prior & Informed Consent for extractive industry projects

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3 February 2014

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Africa

Author: Oxfam America

This research backgrounder provides an overview of global policies and standards pertaining to Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) relevant to the African context. The policies and standards highlighted in the report attest to a growing recognition of...

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