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Lawsuits Involving Canadian Business Activities Abroad

Published by Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, this article explains the lawsuits involving Canadian business activities abroad.

In January 2018 the Government established "the Canadian Office of Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise" (CORE) with the authority to investigate alleged corporate harms involving Canadian companies operating abroad, compel witnesses and documentation, mediate disputes, and make recommendations to the Trade Minister for further action where warranted. This initiative is another example of how States are implementing the UNGPs in addition to developing national action plans (NAPs) and introducing national laws with due diligence requirements.