Penelope Simons and Audrey Macklin on the Regulation of Canadian Companies Abroad

Former HRREC Director, Penelope Simons, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, and her colleague Audrey Macklin, Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, co-authored an op-ed piece on the importance of Canada to regulate its corporate citizens abroad in the light of the UN Human Rights Committee’s report. The report was launched last July and “called Canada to account for its failure to monitor the human-rights conduct of Canadian oil, gas and mining companies operating overseas, and for its refusal to enable access to justice for foreign victims of corporate-related abuse.”

Read the complete op-ed published in the Globe and Mail: We need to better regulate Canadian companies abroad.

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