Access to Justice

The overseas operations of Canadian companies can generate significant harm to communities and environments. The victims of corporate abuse often lack access to impartial domestic courts and face tremendous hurdles accessing the Canadian judiciary. By working to improve foreign claimants’ access to Canadian courts, we seek to deter abusive corporate practice and to ensure that aggrieved parties are afforded remedy.

2 years 9 months ago.   .   Letter of support for Bill 52 (formerly Bill 83), currently before the Ontario legislature, which affords protections to public interest organizations threatened with SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) suits.   Read more ...
3 years 1 week ago.   .   On November 3, the Halifax Initiative and Amnesty International convened a panel discussion entitled:   Read more ...
3 years 3 weeks ago.   .   MEDIA ADVISORY Global Experts to Speak on Taking Multinational Corporations to Court Panel to spotlight developments in using courts as a tool for accountability   Read more ...
3 years 3 weeks ago.   .   On October 28 representatives of the CNCA called on Canada to fulfill its international obligations by creating effective government and corporate accountability mechanisms in a hearing before the   Read more ...
3 years 3 weeks ago.   .   On October 28 representatives of the CNCA, the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Canadian Centre for International Justice will address the Inter-Ameri   Read more ...
3 years 4 weeks ago.   .   On Monday November 3, the Halifax Initiative and Amnesty International will host a public session titled "Lawsuits against Multinational Companies: Developments in Transnational Litigation" that wi   Read more ...
3 years 5 months ago.   .   The Halifax Initiative co-hosts a public talk about civil suits in Canada regarding the overseas operations of Canadian mining companies.   Read more ...
4 years 1 month ago.   .   On Wednesday October 23rd 2013, 7-9 pm , the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability is holding a presentation on access to justice by people harmed by the Canadian extractive industry.   Read more ...
4 years 5 months ago.   .   In March of this year, the former director of intelligence for the Brazilian mining company Vale lodged a complaint with public authorities regarding illegal spying activities allegedly carried out by the company in collaboration with the Brazilian intelligence agency.   Read more ...
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