Yesterday was International Human Rights Day – and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark this date, over 200 organizations from 56 countries sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau asking, “Where is Canada’s Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise?”
“We, the undersigned activists and organizations, have been working for many years defending the human rights of communities affected by the activities of natural resource extraction companies around the world. We ask you to take action quickly to name the ombudsperson, and to ensure that this office will have the power and resources to independently investigate, report, recommend remedy, and oversee the implementation of remedy for victims of human rights and environmental violations caused by the activities of Canadian mining companies abroad,” states the letter.Read the letter that was sent to Prime Minister Trudeau.
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