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  • Important campaign update | Amnesty International Canada
    in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Important campaign update Which MPs have signed the Open for Justice pledge Before you meet with your Member of Parliament to discuss Open for Justice you should know whether any other Amnesty members have met with your MP already to discuss Open for Justice and if so whether or not the MP signed the Open for Justice pledge Here is a list of MPs that Amnesty members have already met with and or contacted about this campaign NDP MP Dennis Bevington Northwest Terrirories Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Francoise Boivin Gatineau Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Don Davies Vancouver Kingsway Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Libby Davies Vancouver East Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Paul Dewar Ottawa Center Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Fin Donnelly New Westminster Coquitlam Port Moody Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Alan Giguere Marc Aurèle Fortin Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Peter Julian Burnaby New Westminster Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Matthew Kellway Beaches East York Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Megan Leslie Halifax Signed the Open for Justice pledge MP Hoang Mai

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/openforjustice/important_campaign_update (2016-02-13)
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  • Papua New Guinea: Police set hundreds of homes ablaze near Porgera gold mine | Amnesty International Canada
    Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia Papua New Guinea Police set hundreds of homes ablaze near Porgera gold mine News releases June 10 2014 Police officers in Papua New Guinea PNG who are responsible for burning more than 200 homes to the ground close to a gold mine must be investigated and those found responsible for human rights violations prosecuted said Amnesty International The homes were set ablaze during an early morning raid on Friday 6 June in Wingima village close to Porgera gold mine in central PNG according to community leaders The mine is majority owned and operated by Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold Corporation These illegal and dangerous actions endangered lives and have left scores of families homeless said Kate Schuetze Pacific Researcher at Amnesty International Destroying people s homes and livelihoods in this way violates international laws against forced evictions All those responsible must be prosecuted Any

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/news-releases/papua-new-guinea-police-set-hundreds-of-homes-ablaze-near-porgera-gold-mine (2016-02-13)
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  • Dow shields shareholders from toxic truth in Bhopal | Amnesty International Canada
    East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia Dow shields shareholders from toxic truth in Bhopal Media advisories May 14 2014 The Dow Chemical Company Dow is blinding investors to the toxic legacy of Bhopal Amnesty International said ahead of the corporation s AGM on Thursday The company has blocked a shareholder resolution asking for a report on the financial reputational and operational impact of the catastrophe on Dow s business Dow s refusal to talk about the Bhopal disaster ignores the continued suffering of the local community and is an irresponsible business move said Audrey Gaughran Director of Global Issues at Amnesty International Dow s Bhopal problems aren t about to go away simply by ignoring them There will be no discussion at the AGM of the consequences of impending criminal and civil court proceedings relating to the 1984 gas leak which resulted in the deaths of thousands as well as ongoing damage to the health and environment of local communities Dow has been ordered

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/media-advisories/dow-shields-shareholders-from-toxic-truth-in-bhopal (2016-02-13)
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  • Global Civil Society Letter to Governments on the Development and Implementation of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights | Amnesty International Canada
    Human Rights Death Penalty Support Abolition Death Penalty in 2013 Death Penalty in 2014 Death Penalty in Canada Health and Human Rights International Human Rights Principles Campaigns No More Stolen Sisters Kwe Standing With Our Sisters Open for Justice Stop Torture Stop Torture Act Stop Torture Learn Stop Torture Share Stop Torture Tools Priority Countries Canada Human Rights Agenda for Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Global Civil Society Letter to Governments on the Development and Implementation of National Action Plans on Business and Human Rights On May 1 2014 the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability CNCA of which Amnesty International Canada is a member the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable ICAR the European

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/national_action_plans_on_business_and_human_rights (2016-02-13)
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  • Letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper regarding Canadian companies and factory safety in Bangladesh | Amnesty International Canada
    Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper regarding Canadian companies and factory safety in Bangladesh On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh Amnesty International endorsed this letter from the Canadian Labour Congress to Prime Minister Stephen Harper The letter urges the Canadian Government to take action to get Canadian companies to sign onto an Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh It further calls upon the Government of Canada to replace the office of the Corporate Social Responsibility CSR Counsellor with an independent ombudsperson and provide legal standing for foreign nationals harmed by the operations of Canadian companies to seek redress in Canada s courts April 23 2014 The Right Honourable Stephen Harper P C M P Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa Ontario K1A 0A2 Dear Prime Minister Re The 2013 Bangladesh Factory Collapse and the Accountability of Companies in Canada April 24 will mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh where over 1 100 workers killed and thousands more were injured We urge the Canadian government to ensure that companies in Canada sign onto the Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and request that Canada uses its authority purchasing power regulatory powers diplomatic efforts and trading relationships as a means of preventing future tragedies like Rana Plaza Despite the important 8 million commitment made by the Canadian government toward the National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire and Building Safety to build the technical expertise and equipment for a preliminary assessment of 2 000 factories there continue to be grave risks to worker health and safety in Bangladesh Addressing the risks will require the effort of governments working with the private sector international organizations and trade unions Following the Rana Plaza tragedy more than 150 global apparel companies and trade unions are now implementing the Accord We regard this as an important step toward improving worker safety in Bangladesh Despite other voluntary private sector initiatives no other program comes close to addressing the urgent need for health and safety reform in the Bangladesh garment industry Unfortunately only one Canadian company has demonstrated a genuine commitment to improving working conditions in Bangladesh by signing onto the Accord The Canadian Labour Congress CLC will be writing to over 130 companies in Canada asking that they sign onto the Accord We urge you as Prime Minister to persuade Canadian companies to better ensure worker safety in their overseas supply chains Specifically we ask the Government of Canada to publicly endorse the Accord and urge Canadian companies to sign it without delay adopt responsible purchasing policies for government procurement that require companies to ensure International Labour Organization ILO Core Conventions are respected by their suppliers and if sourcing goods in Bangladesh to be a signatory to the Accord and adopt regulations requiring apparel brands and retailers to disclose the names

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/openforjustice/Letter%20to%20Canadian%20Prime%20Minister%20Stephen%20Harper (2016-02-13)
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  • Win a prize for getting your MP's support! | Amnesty International Canada
    Canada 2015 Canada Votes 2015 What you can do Questions for Candidates No Giving Up A year of challenges and determination China Colombia Colombia Indigenous Survival Make it Visible Slideshow Take Action This is what we Demand Art Project Background Resources Donate Contact Mexico Zimbabwe Russia Central African Republic The Rebellion in the Middle East and North Africa Libya Bahrain Yemen Egypt Tunisia Syria Iran Iraq Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories Nigeria Ukraine Individuals at Risk Case Updates Huseyin Celil Raif Badawi Good News 2014 in Pictures 2015 in Pictures Projects Syrian refugees Global Campaign to Stop Torture Focus on priority countries China Illegal Detention and Torture Europe Human Rights Migration Control Bringing the Arms Trade Treaty into Force Strategic Arms Controls Working Against the Death Penalty Treatment of Prisoners Setting and Upholding Standards Freedom of Expression and Assembly in Vietnam and Cambodia Individuals at Risk Focus on Asia Pacific Human Rights Defenders in the Americas North Korea Prison Camps Pakistan Attacks on Journalists Use of Blasphemy Laws Training and Capacity Building Get Involved Take Action Now Online Actions Petition Library Urgent Action Network Latest Urgent Actions Donate Come and join us Sign Up Be a Youth Activist 2015 Human Rights College for Youth Dance for Rights Human Rights College 2015 Planning Committee Member Application Lifesaver Actions for Young Activists Student Group Registration Form Youth Leadership Oppotunitities Join a group Community Activism Volunteer Leadership Fieldworkers Join our Membership Consultation Committee MCC Volunteers Wanted Nova Scotia University Orientation Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Win a prize for getting your MP s support Monday April 14 2014 12 24 Open for Justice logo MPs are in their home ridings this week and next so now is the perfect time to phone your MP and ask him or her to ensure that Canada is Open for Justice We know that some people have experience speaking with their MP and others do not so we have put together a handy kit to help you Our Open for Justice kits contain a campaign backgrounder a Q A tips on setting up a meeting with your MP talking points for your meeting and a pledge

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/blog/win-a-prize-for-getting-your-mps-support (2016-02-13)
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  • Financial power: Behind the lack of remedy for corporations’ human rights abuses | Amnesty International Canada
    in 1984 No clean up has ever taken place and the law was changed to legitimize ongoing pollution of the river system which continues to this day despite the damage to the environment and the risks to human health The dumping of toxic waste in Côte d Ivoire in 2006 which resulted in more than 100 000 people seeking medical treatment The waste originated in Europe was unlawfully transported to Abidjan and dumped in 18 locations around the city The long term health impacts of the dumping are unclear and the decontamination process remains incomplete In the first three cases the abuses originated between two and three decades ago and in the case of Bhopal the impact has been inter generational The reason these cases were chosen was in part because of the length of time victims have been trying to seek an effective remedy with only very limited success As no effective remedy has been provided the abuses are ongoing The failures cannot be relegated to the past the efforts to achieve remedy continue today In addition to these four cases we also drew on many other cases on which Amnesty International has worked over the last decade Undue influence on the State States have a duty under international human rights law to ensure that companies do not have a negative impact on human rights and to provide mechanisms of redress when rights are infringed The autonomy and capacity of governments to discharge these legal responsibilities is therefore of paramount importance However our research found that many governments confront a range of direct and indirect pressures and constraints associated with the mechanics and structures of contemporary international political economy that limit their capacity to discharge these responsibilities We found that corporate influence on the right to remedy often began at a very early stage in the investment process when companies influenced behind the scenes the laws and regulations that would govern their investments in developing economies In some cases companies directly shaped the laws in other cases we found that the influence of home state governments directly or via IFIs promoted laws and frameworks in developing economies which fundamentally undermined human rights including the right to remedy Amongst the most egregious examples we documented were laws in Papua New Guinea and Guyana the legitimised damage to the environment on which thousands of people relied for food and livelihoods as the company s harmful actions were deemed legal the affected communities ability to seek a remedy was undercut form the outset Economic power behind corporate influence Although corporate influence is well recognised there has been relatively little analysis of the mechanics and impacts of this phenomenon On one level the basis of power of MNCs is obvious companies derive power from the fact they help create wealth jobs goods services and revenues These are things most countries in the world want and need For many businesses particularly small and medium enterprises their power is relatively limited But MNCs often have significant power and influence This is more pronounced in certain contexts when the company is dealing with a relatively poor State that needs foreign investment or needs the company s expertise to leverage national resource wealth as in the case of extractive industries It is further enhanced when a country is indebted The majority of developing country debt is owed in foreign currency such as US dollars To repay this debt developing countries need to promote growth in export sectors that generate income in hard currency The need for foreign direct investment FDI can leave developing countries relatively powerless in their dealings with corporate interests However the power imbalance is not due merely to one party s relatively greater need for the other The structural sources of corporate power are multi layered and interconnect with the economic and political interests of both the home and host States The role of International Financial Institutions International financial institutions IFIs such as the International Monetary Fund IMF and the World Bank have played a key role in promoting investor friendly regulatory environments in many countries particularly developing countries During the 1980s and 1990s as part of structural adjustment programs many countries were put under considerable pressure by IFIs to reform their legal frameworks to encourage foreign investment This phenomenon has re emerged in some ways as IFIs work with countries affected by the financial and economic crises that emerged in 2008 IFIs have promoted rules that reduce bureaucratic processes and strengthen the protection of corporate property and rights this enabled companies to invest in developing countries with a higher level of security about their investment IFIs have also promoted measures that go beyond guaranteeing the security of investments and actually enhance the potential for investors to secure and export profits IFIs prescriptions to attract foreign investment have included reducing or removing regulations that protect the environment and human rights This has been particularly notable in the context of the extractive sector where we have seen mining and forestry codes relaxed the removal of bans on raw log exports liberalization of land ownership rules and the introduction of legislation granting companies exemptions from existing laws and guaranteeing indemnity from environmental damage The capacity of IFIs to press such policy frameworks on host governments has been particularly pronounced in those countries encumbered with significant foreign debt burdens For example the IMF has encouraged countries to prioritize export sectors because boosting exports enables countries to raise the capital needed to pay back loans from the IMF and other lenders Such export oriented development strategies have often been pursued with particular fervour in mining oil gas and logging IFIs have effectively pushed many developing countries into a greater dependence on foreign companies that invest in just a few sectors In the cases of Ok Tedi and Omai this very circumstance of the country s high dependence on a few major corporate investors created a significant power imbalance that companies could exploit In effect IFIs particularly in the

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/blog/financial-power-behind-the-lack-of-remedy-for-corporations%E2%80%99-human-rights-abuses (2016-02-13)
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  • Who does the law protect? New book by Amnesty International calls for radical change to ensure corporate accountability and the right to an effective remedy | Amnesty International Canada
    Week Country and Theme Coordinators in Canada The Board of Directors Resources for Activists Activism Fund Have your say Seasonal Activism Guide Meet our Team Work Volunteer Opportunities Donate Become a Monthly Donor Sign Up Online Your Donations at Work Amnesty Canvassers Telephone Canvassing Make a One time Donation Donate Online Leave a gift in your will Why we are remembering Amnesty in our wills Bequests RRIFs and RRSPs Life Insurance Contact our Planned Giving Associate Disclaimer Gifts of Stocks and Securities Give a Gift in Memoriam Send a Special Occasion Gift Raise Money for Human Rights Tips for Raising Money Fundraising Q As Donate a car Update your monthly donor information Join Us About Us What we do Key Facts about Amnesty International How We Make A Difference Our Leaders Our Impact Governance Financial Information Work With Us FAQ Members Thank You Contact Us Home Media Awards Multimedia Who does the law protect New book by Amnesty International calls for radical change to ensure corporate accountability and the right to an effective remedy Public statements March 07 2014 Read Introduction and Conclusions Download full report Amnesty International has today launched Injustice Incorporated Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy Injustice Incorporated The book aims to advance the right to remedy for victims and survivors of corporate human rights abuses It focuses not just on challenges but on solutions It provides a manifesto for change a call to use the law to empower people and to redress the dangerous imbalances that have resulted from the failure to ensure corporate accountability Victims of human rights abuses frequently face significant challenges when seeking remedy These difficulties are even greater when multinational corporations have perpetrated those abuses The global nature of multinational companies and their political and financial power raise very specific challenges for the right to effective remedy Current law and policy does not adequately address these particular obstacles Injustice Incorporated examines what happens when poor communities confront powerful multinational corporations in an effort to secure justice It focuses on four emblematic cases of corporate abuse to expose how their political and financial power intertwined with specific legal obstacles allows companies to evade accountability and deny the right to remedy It highlights in particular the difficulties of seeking remedy in the home State of a multinational for human rights abuses committed by its operations in another State Through these cases the book identifies and discusses three key obstacles legal hurdles to extraterritorial action lack of information and corporate State relationships The book makes specific recommendations to remove each of these obstacles calling for legal policy and practical change The four cases studies examined in the book are Bhopal The 1984 gas leak and continuing environmental contamination Omai The 1995 failure of the waste containment system at the Omai gold mine in Guyana Ok Tedi The 1984 failure of the waste containment system at the Ok Tedi gold and copper mine in Papua New Guinea and continuing environmental contamination Trafigura The 2006

    Original URL path: http://www.amnesty.ca/news/public-statements/who-does-the-law-protect-new-book-by-amnesty-international-calls-for-radical (2016-02-13)
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