Lawyers for the Canadian firm Nevsun Resources Ltd., Sutts, Strosberg LLP, Groia Groia & Company LLP and Andrew Morganti, are preparing the final case they will present to British Columbia’s Supreme Court. The court will soon rule on a complaint filed in November, 2014 by three former Eritrean national service conscripts.
THREE Eritrean men filed a civil lawsuit today in a Vancouver court against Nevsun Resources Limited (TSX: NSU / NYSE MKT: NSU) over the use of slave labour at Nevsun’s Bisha Mine in Eritrea.
The men allege that Nevsun’s local contractor, Segen Construction Company, which is owned by the Eritrean government’s ruling party, forced them to work on projects at the mine under abhorrent conditions and that Nevsun expressly or implicitly approved the use of slave labour, a practice alleged to be so widespread and inhumane that it constitutes crimes against humanity.
In an effort to undermine Eritrea’s sustainable developmentin general, and its promising mining industry in particular, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has issued yet another report based on the usual fabrications and deliberate distortions of Eritrea’s cultural norms and national realities.