Courts likely to be next battleground for Canadian companies with foreign ops

Its not news that Canadian miner Nevsun Resources Ltd. may or may not have engaged in using forced labor – or, in less politically correct terms, slaves – in the construction of its Bisha copper mine in the repressive northern African state of Eritrea. What’s news this month is that the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is now looking into it, issuing a June 5 report quoting Eritreans saying that they had been forced to work at the mine by Segen Construction Co., a subcontractor to Nevsun with ties to the Eritrean government.

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Author: Jax Jacobsen, SNL Financial