CKNW – Court to hear Vancouver-based mining company human rights appeal

Should a lawsuit alleging human rights abuses  against foreign workers at a Canadian mining company be heard in Canada? A four-day BC Court of Appeals hearing begins on Monday to hear an appeal of a decision made last year.

In October of 2016, the BC Supreme Court found employees working in Eritrea at  Vancouver-based Nevsun Resources’ mine did have the right to have their allegations heard in Canada. Nevsun is arguing the case should be heard in Eritrea. But University of Ottawa law professor Penelope Simons doesn’t think their appeal will be successful.

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