Tag Archives: CSR

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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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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Vancouver Court Clears Way for Slave Labour Lawsuit Against Canadian Mining Company To Go To Trial (CCIJ)

Source: Canadian Centre for International Justice Vancouver, October 6, 2016. The Supreme Court of British Columbia today rejected efforts by Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU / NYSE MKT: NSU) to dismiss a lawsuit brought by three Eritrean men who allege … Continue reading

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Report – Mining, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Conflict: OceanaGold and the El Dorado Foundation in El Salvador

The full report, executive summary, and a print version are available for download here, at MiningWatch’s website. This report documents the current activities of the El Dorado Foundation, which was originally established by Pacific Rim Mining in El Salvador in 2005, … Continue reading

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Tensions rise after murder of Guatemalan indigenous activist opposed to Canada’s Tahoe Resources silver project (La politica es la politica)

Article providing an in-depth look at the kidnapping and murder of Xinca leaders on March 17, 2013.  This piece includes quotes from Tahoe Resources, the UN High Commission for Human Rights, and the US Embassy in Guatemala.  It also goes on … Continue reading

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Green Mining or Green Washing? Corporate Social Responsibility and the Mining Sector in Canada (MiningWatch)

This article was written, translated and published in French in the journal  En Question (No 102, Sept 2012). Citing a number of mining projects in Canada, it questions current practices and frameworks associated with ‘corporate social responsibility’.   [From the … Continue reading

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