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Global human rights alert

Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Michael Torrance and Guy White

Human rights have long posed reputation risks for the Canadian energy and extractive sectors doing business in other countries, but recent court decisions demonstrate these issues are now legal risks as well. This trend calls for new strategies for human rights due diligence in the global operations of Canadian energy and mining companies.

The ruling by the British Columbia Supreme Court in Araya v. Nevsun Resources Ltd. 2016 BCSC 1856 released in October, is the latest decision by a Canadian court to accept that a Canadian...