The Accountability Gap: Canadian Mining in Mexico (and beyond)

Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at the Vancouver Public Library

Emily Dwyer and Alejandra Ancheita will identify abuses by Canadian mining companies operating outside Canada and possible means of obtaining legal remedies for victims and promoting adherence to international human rights standards.

Emily Dwyer, from the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability, will examine the international accountability gaps that exist with respect to the overseas operations of Canadian mining companies. She will discuss solutions that can be implemented in Canada to allow those impacted by the international operations of Canadian mining companies to access justice. Emily will present in English, but can field questions in English, French or Spanish.

Alejandra Ancheita is a well known human rights lawyer in Mexico with extensive experience representing human rights issues before national and international tribunals. She is the Executive Director of the Mexico-based Project on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights. Alejandra will further explore avenues for achieving justice for workers and communities affected by destructive corporate practices and projects.

This event is co-sponsored by Migrante/KAIROS, LRWC, Amnesty International, Mining Justice, CoDev and is endorsed by Mining Justice Alliance and the Canada-Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights.