130 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2016 Last revised: 25 Jan 2017
Date Written: November 20, 2016
This is the first report to profile specific forms of violence and criminalization associated with Canadian mining projects in Latin America over a fifteen-year period. Each incident is carefully footnoted and all web links are preserved using Harvard Law School’s Perma.cc service. The report is critical of the lack of Canadian mechanisms for investigating human rights abuses of Canadian companies operating overseas. It draws on the thinking of former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Ian Binnie and others to argue that the concepts of proximity to violence and complicity of the Canadian company should be the basis for rethinking the current law in Canada.
Keywords: Mining, human rights, violence, Latin America, Corporate Social Responsibility, National Contact Point, Corporate Accountability
JEL Classification: K1, K19, K2, K22, K3, K32, K33, Q3, Q38, Q39
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Imai, Shin and Gardner, Leah and Weinberger, Sarah, The 'Canada Brand': Violence and Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America (November 20, 2016). [Version 2 November 20, 2016] Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2886584 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2886584