Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Hearing

‘Cracks in the policy:’ Human Rights commission probes Canada on mining

On Oct. 28, I appeared before the Iner-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, DC with a member of the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, as group of 29 human rights, environmental, labour, religious and social justice organizations. We called upon Canada to put in place a framework for addressing allegations of human rights abuses associated with Canadian mining. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and two other UN bodies have already urged Canada to put in place such a legal framework.

Shin Imai | Embassy
November 5, 2014

Canada Accused of Failing to Prevent Overseas Mining Abuses

The Canadian government is failing either to investigate or to hold the country’s massive extractives sector accountable for rights abuses committed in Latin American countries, according to petitioners who testified here Tuesday before an international tribunal.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) also heard concerns that the Canadian government is not making the country’s legal system available to
victims of these abuses.

Carey L. Biron | Inter Press Service
October 31 2014