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Allard halts hiring following concerns about donor’s alleged complicity in human rights abuses (UBYSSEY)

By Helen Zhou Source: THE UBYSSEY The Allard School of Law has halted the hiring process for a new faculty position created by an alumnus’ donation, after another alumnus expressed concerns about the principal donor’s alleged complicity in violating international … Continue reading

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Indigenous Wixarika Leader and Activist Murdered in Mexico (teleSUR)

Source: TeleSUR The Marakame Margarito Diaz Gonzalez was murdered at his home, in front of his wife, on Saturday. The Indigenous Wixarika Marakame, spiritual leader and community security council member Margarito Diaz Gonzalez has been murdered in his home in Aguamilpa, Nayarit, … Continue reading

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An Indigenous Mexican people are battling cartels and peyote tourism (VICE)

By Duncan Tucker Source: VICE News (Excerpt:) As dawn broke on a sacred mountaintop in northern Mexico, a group of indigenous pilgrims dragged a sacrificial calf into their stone circle and slit its throat. They then dipped candles in the warm … Continue reading

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Court to help decide forum for mining suit (The Record)

The Canadian Press Source: The Record.com OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada will help decide whether a human-rights lawsuit against a Canadian mining company should be heard in British Columbia or Eritrea. The high court has agreed to hear … Continue reading

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New Report Points To Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuses in Eritrea as Canadian Company Goes To Supreme Court Over Allegations of Forced Labour (MiningWatch)

By Jamie Kneen Source: MiningWatch It was sheer coincidence, but more than a tinge of irony coloured yesterday’s news that the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Nevsun Resources’ appeal of a court ruling that accusations against it regarding the use of … Continue reading

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Transnational Lawsuits in Canada Against Extractive Companies: Developments in Civil Lititation [Brief – Above Ground]

Source: AboveGround Published February 17, 2016; last updated May 31, 2018 INTRODUCTION Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts. To date, no … Continue reading

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BC Mining Resisters of the Year: Alyansa ng Novo Vizcayano para sa Kalikasan (ANVIK) / Alliance of Novo Vizcayanos for the Environment (In The Philippines)

Every year in May, the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) holds the “BC Mining Person of the Year Award” gala. Illustrious past winners include Pierre Lebel of Imperial Metals (Mount Polley Mine) and John McManus of Taseko Mines (New Prosperity Mine). … Continue reading

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