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The first step towards corporate accountability for actions abroad?
Author: Sonya Nigam, University of Ottawa, in Canadian Lawyer, Published on: 14 October 2013
Increasingly, Canadian extractive companies and their subsidiaries have been the subject of allegations of human rights violations associated with their overseas activities, particularly when operating in developing countries. For years, liability before Canadian courts has been avoided. However, the recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc. may be the first step towards recognition that Canadian companies should be accountable for their behaviour outside Canada…[Also refers to Cambior, Green Park]