International Law Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Nov. 12, 2020

Veuillez notez, cet événement ne sera disponible qu'en anglais.

ONLINE MEETING: Nevsun Resource Ltd. v. Araya
This meeting is being hosted by the International Law Section.

Speaker(s): Joe Fiorante, Q.C., counsel for the plaintiffs in Nevsun
Dr. Sara Ghebremusse, Assistant Professor Allard School of Law
Time: Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.00 hour

On February 28, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Nevsun Resource Ltd. v. Araya, which dealt with the act of state doctrine and whether customary international law prohibitions against forced labour, slavery, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and crimes against humanity can ground claims for damages under Canadian law.  

Joe Fiorante, Q.C., counsel for the plaintiffs in Nevsun, and Dr. Sara Ghebremusse, Assistant Professor at the Allard School of Law, will explain the case, how it fits in the context of mining governance in the Global South, and provide their insights as to what was achieved by the Supreme Court of Canada decision. 

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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