The Two Faces of Canadian Diplomacy: Undermining Human Rights and Environment Defenders to Support Canadian Mining

Globalized industrial resource extraction is unsustainable from an environmental and social perspective, and Indigenous peoples are often on the front lines of alerting humanity to the resulting harms. Community members and their allies become environment and human rights defenders (HRDs) when they publicly allege harms on the part of state or company actors. As extraction intensifies around the world, so has the criminalization, threats, attacks, and even killings of HRDs. International bodies now regularly refer to this situation as a global crisis.

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Categories: Human Rights Defenders - Canadian Embassy Responsibilities, Responsibility of Canada
Author: Charis Kamphuis, Charlotte Connolly, Danielle Blanchard, Isabel Davila Pereira, Mariela Gutierrez, Sarah Ewart