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Binnie says judges should lead by crafting new remedies for corporate abuses abroad

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 12:46 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

One of Canada’s leading jurists is urging judges here to be more creative in developing the common law to provide access to justice for those harmed by Canadian mining companies or other extractive businesses operating abroad.

Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian BinnieFormer Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie, a commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists who is also counsel to Toronto’s Lenczner Slaght, spoke recently in Ottawa at a one-day symposium on Canadian corporate accountability for human rights abuses.

Both Binnie and...