All over the world, there are people who suffer human rights abuses resulting from corporate activity. In many countries though, it is extremely difficult for people to obtain justice when their rights have been violated. This is particularly true when the harms are caused by foreign companies or their subsidiaries.
In the few cases where people from other countries have come to Canada to seek justice for human rights violations involving Canadian corporations, they have not succeeded. This is because the existing mechanisms available in Canada to address corporate human rights violations overseas are inaccessible and ineffective.
To fix this problem, Amnesty International Canada is demanding that Canada be “Open for Justice”.
Please take action by sending an online letter to your Member of Parliament (MP) to demand that Canada be “Open for Justice”.
Please also visit or phone your MP during the summer of 2014 (MPs return to their home riding office in the summer time). See our Resources section for talking points, questions and answers, and other helpful tips for meeting with your MP. Contact us at email@example.com before you go to your MP meeting so that we can notify you of any updates.
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“In our globalized world we can’t hide behind the idea that the harm is happening somewhere else and is someone else’s problem. Canadian companies need to be held to account in Canadian courts.”
- Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada.
PAST EVENT: Open for Justice rally and delivery of 80,000 letters to MPs. May 14, 2014.
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BLOG POSTING: Win a Prize for getting your MP's support! April 14, 2014
BLOG POSTING: Financial power: Behind the lack of remedy for corporations’ human rights abuses April 9, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: 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 March 7, 2014
SUBMISSION: CNCA submission to the Canadian Government's CSR strategy review. Jan 8, 2014
NEWS RELEASE: Canada must be “Open for Justice” - organizations call for action for overseas victims of Canadian companies
October 22, 2013
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