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Country report: Canada

Webber, Grégoire C. N. (2008) Country report: Canada. In: Obstacles to Justice and Redress for Victims of Corporate Human Rights Abuses. Oxford Pro Bono Publico. University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, pp. 48-59.

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Abstract

The state of Canadian law with respect to corporate social responsibility, and extraterritorial corporate social responsibility in particular, is generally recognised to be insufficient. Few options are available to non-nationals seeking to pursue Canadian corporations in Canada for wrongs committed abroad, excepting general principles of private international law. The instances of extraterritorial criminal responsibility are narrowly provided for, and are clouded with doubt as to whether they apply to corporate activity. As a result, Canadian corporations have been forced to defend their actions before American courts in actions having no connection with the United States.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/opbp
Additional Information: © 2008 Oxford Pro Bono Publico
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 15:19
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/26062/

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