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Corporate responsibility: What happens abroad doesn’t stay there

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 8:56 AM | By Sean Griffin and Daniel Baum

Two recent developments portend a rapidly changing environment for Canadian companies doing business abroad.

First, the Supreme Court of Canada will soon decide whether it will hear an appeal by Nevsun Resources Ltd., a British Columbia mining company being sued for its alleged role in human rights violations at an East African mine.

Second, the minister of International of Trade has announced the creation of a new independent ombudsperson whose mission is to investigate alleged human rights abuses committed by Canadian corporations operating abroad. The ombudsperson...