Canadian mining companies are facing the prospect of novel claims and potential legal liability for human rights incidents at their foreign operations. As a result, the human rights footprint of Canadian mining companies operating overseas is under increased scrutiny by government, civil society groups, ESG investors, and plaintiffs-side counsel. Mining companies need to go beyond the generalities to protect themselves from these emerging risks. This session will offer concrete “lessons learned” from the Nevsun litigation, guidance on how Canadian mining companies can better assess their human rights-related risks when operating overseas, and practical, business-oriented legal strategies to manage human rights due diligence and related risk exposures.
- Melissa Whellams, Avanzar LLC
- Emilie Bundock, Partner, Fasken
- 12:00 - 13:30 ET Webinar and Q&A
This webinar is complimentary
This event is only available by webinar
This programme contains a total of 16 sessions with 24 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded as part of a series, titled Fasken’s PDAC 2021: Toronto Mining Conference Series – March 2021 and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of March 12, 2021.
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.