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Submission: Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and Canada’s Extraterritorial Obligations

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights and Canada's Extraterritorial Obligations

Thematic Hearing for 153rd Period of Sessions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Petitioner: Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability
Counsel: Justice and Corporate Accountability Project

The CNCA and Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP) testified before the Inter-american Commission on Human Rights at a thematic hearing on Canadian mining in Latin America on 28 October 2016.

The submission made recommendations for the Commission to urge the Government of Canada to take action to address the following two key issues:

  1. Canada’s promotion of the large-scale mining industry in Latin America through political, economic and legal support, while failing to put into place effective mechanisms to ensure corporate and state accountability.
  2. The failure of voluntary standards and measures to provide effective recourse and remedies for victims of the negative human rights and environmental impacts of mining.

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