International advocacy

The links below include letters and publications written by the CNCA on corporate accountability for global institutions like the United Nations (incl. Treaty Bodies), Inter American Commission on Human Rights, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


International human rights authorities call for extractive sector ombudsperson

31 January, 2017

Failure to regulate, investigate and ensure access to remedy for harms associated with Canadian mining, oil and gas operations overseas is inconsistent with Canada’s international obligations and has attracted the attention of United Nations International Treaty Monitoring Bodies and Regional Human Rights Bodies.



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Will the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights include business and human rights? The CNCA hopes so!

26 January, 2016

The CNCA called on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) Unit of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to include business and human rights in the mandate of the new ESCR Special Rapporteur.

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A call for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to urge Canada to prevent and address serious harms caused by the Canadian mining industry

28 October, 2014

The CNCA calls on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to adopt measures that address the troubling pattern of abuses involving Canadian companies with strong support from the Canadian state.

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