Tag Archives: Human Rights

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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Open Letter to Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte re: Human Rights Defenders Tagged in Terror List

12 March 2018 We, the undersigned organizations and individuals in Vancouver, BC, Canada, express our grave concern on the recent spate of attacks against human rights defenders, activists, and political dissenters in the Philippines, through the inclusion of the names … Continue reading

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Nevsun appeals to Canada Supreme Court in Eritreans’ forced labor lawsuit (Reuters)

By Susan Taylor Source: Reuters TORONTO (Reuters) – Nevsun Resources Ltd is appealing to Canada’s Supreme Court to throw out a lower court ruling which allowed Eritrean workers, who say they were forced to work at its mine, to have … Continue reading

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Canadian Mining Harms Around the World: Criminal and Civil Law Reform Needed Now [TeleSur]

By Grahame Russell Source: TeleSur Canada does not have the laws or political oversight mechanisms – let alone the political will – to hold accountable our mining companies. Over the past 15 years or so, there has been a growing … Continue reading

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Urgent Action! Shootings by Tahoe Resources (Goldcorp Inc) Armed Guards in Guatemala (Rights Action)

Ebulletin received from Rights action, outlining how violence continues to escalate in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, where locals have been peacefully resisting Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources’  Escobal project for two years. Tahoe’s version of events is here.  A protest is being … Continue reading

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Barrick seeks immunity from rape victims at its Porgera mine in Papua New Guinea

(Ottawa, April 24, 2013) Barrick Gold has finally acknowledged that the security guards at its Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea have been raping local indigenous women for years. Barrick’s shareholder meeting today is the first since the company … Continue reading

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