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    Here are our latest updates, press releases, publications and other materials on corporate accountability and human rights.

  • Coming soon in Europe: laws requiring corporate due diligence on human rights?

    7 July 2016

    We’re following with interest several legislative initiatives in Europe that, if successful, would create enforceable legal requirements for companies to prevent their worldwide business activities—and those of their subsidiaries and contractors—from fuelling human rights abuse.

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    Posted in Access to Justice

  • Reality check on Canadian government policy

    11 May 2016

    The Hill Times recently published two letters from Above Ground about federal government policy on extractive companies working abroad—a topic that’s seen revived media coverage in the past two months.

    Posted in Corporate Accountability

  • Another indigenous leader killed in Honduras

    18 March 2016

    Above Ground has joined fifty Canadian organizations in calling on the Canadian government to put pressure on Honduran authorities and review Canadian foreign policy, after another member of Berta Cáceres’ organization was murdered in Honduras this week.

    Posted in Corporate Accountability

  • Communities oppose Canadian gold mine in Argentina

    29 February 2016

    The El Algarrobo Assembly in Argentina seeks our solidarity in its struggle to block the development of Agua Rica, a Canadian mine.

    In February, the inhabitants of Andalgalá set up camp outside the Supreme Court of Argentina in Buenos Aires, where they remain despite record-breaking temperatures. They demand that the court respond to a petition they filed three years ago to halt the Agua Rica project of Canadian company Yamana Gold.

    Posted in Access to Justice

  • Transnational lawsuits in Canada against extractive companies, 1997-2016

    17 February 2016

    Eight claims containing allegations of environmental or human rights abuse related to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive companies have been filed in Canadian courts.

    Posted in Access to Justice

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