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Above Ground works to ensure that companies based in Canada or supported by the Canadian state respect human rights wherever they operate.
Business & Human Rights in Law
Tracks legislative and case law developments related to the corporate responsibility to respect human rights, with a focus on mandatory human rights due diligence and parent company liability.
Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA)
The CNCA has one simple mission: we work tirelessly to ensure that Canadian mining, oil and gas companies respect human rights and the environment when working abroad.
Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards
The aim of CRIRSCO (Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards) is to contribute to earning and maintaining that trust by promoting high standards of reporting of mineral deposit estimates (Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves) and of exploration progress (Exploration Results).
Corporate Accountability Information Kit | Amnesty International Canada
States have a responsibility to protect human rights without exception. However, many are failing to do this, whether due to lack of capacity, dependence on the company (known as corporate capture) or outright corruption. These problems are most apparent in the oil, gas and mining sectors. As many as two-thirds of mining companies are headquartered and raise money in Canada.
The Corporate Mapping Project is shining a bright light on the fossil fuel industry by investigating the ways corporate power is organized and exercised. The initiative is a partnership of academic and community-based researchers and advisors who share a commitment to advancing reliable knowledge that supports citizen action and transparent public policy making.
FIDH | Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Victims and NGOs on Recourse Mechanisms
Published for the first time in 2010, FIDH’s guide on Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Abuses seeks to provide a practical tool for victims and their (legal) representatives, NGOs and other civil society groups (unions, peasant associations, social movements, activists) to seek justice and obtain reparation for victims of human rights abuses involving multinational corporations. In June 2021, the guide was updated and published in an all new, online format with of view of making it more widely known, accessible and more easily readable.
International Accountability Project
IAP, an international advocacy organization, wins policy change, boosts local advocacy efforts & supports local activists and communities to access & exchange information on development that affects them. By opening space at influential decision-making spaces, IAP seeks to advance development principles and projects that prioritize human and environmental rights.
ResourceContracts.org is a repository of publicly available oil, gas, and mining contracts. The repository features plain language summaries of each contract’s key social, environmental, human rights, fiscal, and operational terms, and tools for searching and comparing contracts. ResourceContracts.org promotes greater transparency of investments in the extractive industries, and facilitates a better understanding of the contracts that govern them.
Tax Incentives in Mining
We have also undertaken a comprehensive review of mining tax incentives in 21 countries, which found that more than half have offered a complete exemption from corporate income tax for nine years on average. The IGF Mining Tax Incentives Database is the most granular view of tax competition in mining yet, showcasing how common tax incentives are in mining. Our research compares the fiscal regimes of 104 mining projects across 21 countries and is the first large-scale, systematic attempt to compile tax incentives used by developing country governments to attract mining investment.
United Nations Articles of State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts
Text adopted by the Commission at its fifty-third session, in 2001, and submitted to the General Assembly as a part of the Commission’s report covering the work of that session. The report, which also contains commentaries on the draft articles, appears in Yearbook of the International Law Commission, 2001, vol. II (Part Two). Text reproduced as it appears in the annex to General Assembly resolution 56/83 of 12 December 2001, and corrected by document A/56/49(Vol. I)/Corr.4.
United Nations Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a set of guidelines for States and companies to prevent, address and remedy human rights abuses committed in business operations. They were proposed by UN Special Representative on business & human rights, John Ruggie, and endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2011. In the same resolution, the UN Human Rights Council established the UN Working Group on business & human rights.
United Nations Business and Human Rights Resource Centre | Gender, Business and Human Rights
Our purpose is to support all actors working with business and human rights to promote gender justice as a critical component, so laws, policies and practices affirm human rights and give expression to the dignity and leadership of people with different gender identities and expression.
United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights
Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework.
United Nations Resolution 26/9
Legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.