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Supreme Court Rules Mining Company Lawsuit Can Be Heard in Canada

Supreme Court Rules Mining Company Lawsuit Can Be Heard in Canada

In a historic decision on Friday, February  28, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a human rights lawsuit against Vancouver-based mining company Nevsun Resources Ltd. can be heard in British Columbia, even though the alleged human rights abuses occurred in Eritrea.  This decision is important because it clarifies that Canadian companies can be held accountable in Canada when implicated in human rights violations overseas, something GRAN and other civil society organizations have been advocating. 

You can read more about this landmark ruling here.

 

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