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The International Bar Association quotes Kevin O’Callaghan in an article about Business and Human Rights

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“Business and human rights: African mining pollution case could tighten law on parent company liability” by Meg Weddle, International Bar Association

The International Bar Association quotes Vancouver lawyer, Kevin O’Callaghan, in an article on Business and human rights, and how an African mining pollution case could tighten law on parent company liability.

Kevin O’Callaghan, Co-Chair of the IBA’s Business Human Rights Committee, says companies operating extra-nationally will want to pay close attention to the outcome of this case. “These kinds of cases are opening up people’s eyes to the potential consequences of the gap between what [a company] says on its website and what they’re doing on the ground. Companies need to be aware of the consequence of the statements they make in terms of corporate social responsibility, or business and human rights-related initiatives.”