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Canada Court Rules Nevsun Can be Sued in Canada for Alleged Abuses Abroad

The Supreme court did not settle the merits of the plaintiff’s claims. But it gave the green light for a case against Nevsun to be tried in a B.C. court.

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Nevsun’s appeal. It means, the human-rights lawsuit against it can be heard in the future in British Columbia court to see if Nevsun is in violation. (Photo by Andrew Meade)

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Canadian mining company Nevsun Resources Ltd. can be sued in a Canadian court for alleged human rights abuses abroad.

A number of years ago, three Eritreans launched a civil suit against Vancouver-based Nevsun in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, alleging they were subject to forced labour, slavery and torture during the construction of Nevsun’s Bisha mine in the east African country of Eritrea. Continue reading Canada Court Rules Nevsun Can be Sued in Canada for Alleged Abuses Abroad