Foreign victims should have right to sue Canadian companies, urges human rights group
The Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability released draft legislation with the backing of two major unions last week.
Canada's Supreme Court. The court ruled in 2020 that a case brought against Canadian mining company Nevsun Resources by former workers at its mine in Eritrea for human rights abuses could go ahead in Canada. Those workers had fought a legal battle for years over whether Canadian courts could hear their case. Proposed legislation from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability would enshrine the right for foreign workers to sue Canadian companies in some circumstances into law. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade