Download the article in PDF format There has been a difficulty in bringing to justice corporations which have their subsidiary’s commit breaches of the law. For many years, there was no practical possibility to make multinational corporations accountable for the illicit conducts perpetrated abroad by their subsidiaries. This stems from the existence of the so-called … Continue reading The Nevsun case and the piercing of the corporate veil: A Canadian Revolution?
In recent times, it has emerged that corporations are increasingly using ordinary legal instruments to hush human rights and environmental defenders. Such a phenomenon, which is known as "Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP)," is based on the extreme asymmetry in the balance of forces between corporations and activists. The misuse of legal actions to … Continue reading The Ontario anti-SLAPP legislation and the right to free and open expression on matters of public interest