Per University of Toronto COVID-19 instructions, this event is cancelled until further notice.
Corporate Social Responsibility Meets International Human Rights Law: The Nevsun Case
The Supreme Court of Canada recently handed down its judgment in Nevsun Resources v Araya et al., a landmark case at the intersection of corporate social responsibility and international human rights law. The Court decided that a Canadian mining company (Nevsun Resources Ltd.) can be sued in Canada for alleged human-rights abuses abroad (including slavery; forced labour; cruel, unusual, or degrading treatment; and crimes against humanity).
The University of Toronto Law School’s International Human Rights Program (IHRP) intervened in the case, represented by Cory Wanless (JD 2008), Professor Audrey Macklin (UofT Law), and former IHRP research associate Yolanda Song (JD 2017), to argue–successfully–that corporations cannot rely on the “act of state” doctrine in Canadian courts by arguing that the acts in question were the acts of a foreign government (in this case, Eritrea). The IHRP team also included Madeline Torrie (2L) and Nicole Thompson (2L).
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Panelists will include:
Yolanda Song (Stevenson Whelton LLP)
Cory Wanless (Waddell Phillips PC)
Jutta Brunée (University of Toronto, Law)
Roxanna Banu (Queen Mary University, London, Law) [remotely]
Hasko von Kriegstein (Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management)
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto