Information About Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights Blog
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- Nevsun Resources Ltd. v. Araya: What the Canadian Supreme Court decision means in holding Canadian companies accountable for human rights abuses abroad
By James Yap, CLAIHR President This post originally appeared on the blog of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC). Momentum continues to gather for transnational human rights litigation brought in Canadian courts against Canadian corporations, with the release on February 28 2020 of … Read more »
- Updates from the US-Mexico Border: A Week in the South Texas Family Residential Center
By Heather Cohen, CLAIHR Board Member “Aren’t I human? Am I not the same as you?” my client asks. She sits across the small, round table from me in the neon sweatsuit that marks her as an inmate of the South Texas Family Residential Center. Words do not seem enough, particularly when chosen in my se … Read more »
- Nigeria: What Role for Canada in the Conflict With Boko Haram?
Wikicommons: #BringBackOurGirls By William Onyeaju, JD candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School As the Western gaze has shifted away from the conflict in the Lake Chad region of Nigeria, Boko Haram’s assault on the Nigerian state has continued unabated. On 19 February 2018, 110 schoolgirls were abducted b … Read more »
- UNDRIP: Canada, Indigenous Rights, and the Meaning of Endorsement
by Arron Chahal, JD Candidate, University of Toronto Faculty of Law In May 2016, the Canadian government announced that it was a full supporter of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). It remains unclear the extent that Canada’s pre-existing framework of indige … Read more »
- Google v Equustek: Are Courts Behind the Digital Revolution?
By Isabel Dávila, JD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School On June 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its judgement in Google Inc. v Equustek Solutions Inc. The SCC outlined what remedies are available when there is a clash between one party’s legitimate intellectual property rights … Read more »