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International Bar Association quotes Kevin O’Callaghan in an article on indigenous rights being threatened by climate change

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“Climate change in Northwest Passage threatens indigenous rights” by Simon Fuller, International Bar Association

International Bar Association quotes Vancouver lawyer, Kevin O’Callaghan, in an article on indigenous rights being threatened by climate change.

Kevin O’Callaghan, a partner at Fasken and Leader of the firm’s Indigenous Law practice, believes the Northwest Passage is unlikely to be considered an international strait, “given the relatively infrequent number of transits on the record, and the fact that most countries still seek consent from Canada prior to passage. The Northwest Passage does also not meet the functional test from the Corfu Channel case, which is used to determine international navigation.”