CPIJ in the MediaNews
February 26, 2019

SNC-Lavalin case shows why we should review foreign corruption laws

Joanna Harrington | The Conversation 26 February 2019 - The controversy in Canada involving Québec-based corporate giant SNC-Lavalin highlights the need for a parliamentary review of the legal scheme for…
CPIJ in the Media
February 7, 2019

Sorry John McCallum, extradition doesn’t neatly divide the courts from the politicians

The ambassador and the Prime Minister stress the role of judges in the Meng case, but experts say extradition is ultimately about political decision-making Even after all the coverage of…
CPIJ in the Media
February 7, 2019

The overlap of law and politics: Meng Wanzhou’s extradition explained

When John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, said this week that Chinese business executive Meng Wanzhou has “quite good arguments on her side” in her fight against extradition to the…
CPIJ in the Media
January 24, 2019

What did Canadian mining executives know about possible human rights violations in Eritrea?

Scott Anderson | CBC News Executives at Vancouver-based mining firm Nevsun Resources have denied direct knowledge of human rights violations at their gold and copper mine in the Bisha mining…
CPIJ in the Media
January 14, 2019

The sovereignty of states and multinational corporate accountability

Justin Ling | The National In 1897, a U.S. citizen living in Venezuela, George F. Underhill, brought a suit in a New York court to recover damages against the revolutionary Venezuelan…
CPIJ in the MediaNews
November 28, 2018

Penelope Simons on getting companies to respect human rights

Yves Faguy | CBA National This week, the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB) published its 2018 report, concluding that most of the 100 companies reviewed are failing to live up…
CPIJ in the MediaNews
November 26, 2018

News Release – Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes new part-time Commissioner

Press release of the Canadian Human Rights Commission November 22, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is pleased to announce the…
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October 2, 2018

Murdered Honduran Activist Berta Cáceres Deserves Open Justice

Cáceres' assassination in 2016 was one in over 130 targeted killings of environmental defenders in Honduras since the 2009 coup d'état By Amanda Ghahremani and Leah Gardner | The HuffPost…
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September 27, 2018

Neighbors Refer Venezuela to Criminal Court in ‘Historic’ Rebuke

By Ernesto Londoño and Marlise Simons | The New York Times President Nicolás Maduro, center, in Caracas this week. The crisis in Venezuela “demands collective action,” the president of Peru said. (Photo Miraflores…
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September 26, 2018

A chance at justice for the Rohingya?

Following Canada’s declaration that crimes against the Rohingya constitute ‘genocide,’ Payam Akhavan asks: Do the refugee camps in Bangladesh hold the key to prosecutions by the International Criminal Court? By Payam…
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September 26, 2018

Who’s Afraid of the International Criminal Court?

By Eleanor Beevor | Al Bawaba News US National Security Adviser John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump (not seen) speaks on April 13, 2018 at the White House in Washington, DC.…
CPIJ in the MediaNews
September 11, 2018

A plan for South Africa to stay in the ICC

By Navi Pillay, Richard Goldstone, and Mark Kersten | Mail & Guardian Almost two years after first announcing its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), it remains unclear whether…
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August 6, 2018

Edmonton man appeals extradition to U.S. on terrorism charges

By Andrea Huncar | CBC News Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi's lawyer filed a notice of appeal on June 27. (Court exhibit)   A Canadian man accused of providing financial support to…