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  • On the 70th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, Canada needs to make good on its promise: Appoint an effective mining and human rights ombudsperson

    10 December, 2018

    As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70, Canadians and impacted communities around the world call on Canada to meaningfully implement its commitments. Ten months ago Canada committed to create a Canadian ombudsperson for responsible enterprise to independently investigate alleged human rights abuses associated with Canadian companies around the globe.

    Posted in Campaign updates

  • Op-Ed: Canada’s new corporate ombudsperson needs real power

    03 December, 2018

    Canada has a clear choice: Be a world leader or a laggard when it comes to human rights and the mining industry. Canada can either invest the ombudsperson with real powers to investigate abuses and redress the harm caused by Canadian companies, or it can create a position without adequate powers, call it an ombudsperson, and leave individuals and communities harmed by Canadian mining companies with nowhere to turn to for help.


    Posted in In the news

  • Mining affected communities ask, “Where is Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise?”

    28 November, 2018

    2018 has been another dangerous year for human rights defenders seeking justice in cases involving large extraction companies, including Canadian companies. At the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights this week, mining affected communities from Guatemala and Papua New Guinea are asking “where is Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise?”

    Posted in Press Releases

  • Take action this November!

    09 November, 2018

    It’s been 10 months since the Government of Canada announced that it would create an ombudsperson. Communities negatively affected by Canadian mining companies around the world are still waiting. Take action and urge the Canadian government to get moving on its promise.

    Posted in Campaign updates

  • Upcoming CNCA member events

    12 September, 2018

    October 11 Business and Human Rights Ideas Conference in Montreal

    Canadian civil society organizations and legal scholars are invited to participate in this thought-provoking, dynamic and informative day long workshop hosted by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability. Guest speakers include Adriana Espinosa, European Coalition for Corporate Justice. For more information and to register

    Posted in Campaign updates

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