Projects Undertaken by JCAP

  • Amicus curiae briefs filed with the Constitutional Tribunal in Peru at the request of a Peruvian NGO Instituto de Defensa Legal in 2012 and 2014.
  • Shareholders resolutions submitted to a Canadian company in relation to a Gold Mine in Guatemala in each of 2011 and 2012. This was done in conjunction with the Centre for International Environmental Law in Washington and Mining Watch Canada.
  • An analysis of freedom of information requests and reporting on the information produced to challenge government entities or corporate actors.
  • Submission of complaints to the Information Commissioner.
  • A letter to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board requesting the discontinuance of investment in certain corporations.
  • Advice to communities on their rights, how best to obtain information and how to negotiate with extractive corporations in Canada and abroad.
  • A report monitoring the extent of human rights issues associated with Canadian mining
  • A complaint to the Ontario Securities Commission in relation to the lack of disclosure by a Canadian mining company.  This complaint was made on behalf of MiningWatch Canada in support of the Committee in Defence of Life and Peace in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala.
  • A complaint to the US Securities Commission regarding a mining company.
  • Complaints to the BC Securities Commission regarding extractive corporations.
  • Assistance with a report on a Canadian mining company and its relationship with the Canadian embassy in Mexico.  This report was sponsored by United Steelworkers, Common Frontiers and MiningWatch Canada.
  • strategic advise for communities interested in bringing human rights complaints to international bodies.
  • A petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on behalf of a priest who was threatened, spied on and harassed by, we allege, the private security company of a major gold mine.
  • A constitutional case in Peru that alleged violations of communal property rights and the right to consultation and consent on behalf a Campesino Community against a gold mining company.
  • submission to the United Nations Working Group on Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises.
  • Corporate profiles of Canadian corporations, including ownership, size and corporate social responsibility policies, for the use of NGOs and communities in Peru, Guatemala, Panama, Mexico, Kenya and Canada.
  • An allegation letter to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples on behalf of indigenous communities in Panama.
  • Analysis of accountability mechanisms under voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility codes.