UN Human Rights Committee Calls on Canada to Better Regulate its Companies Abroad

In July 2015 the UN Human Rights Committee called on Canada to better regulate the conduct of our companies abroad. Canada's corporate social responsibility strategy for the extractives industry (Doing Business the Canadian Way) emphasizes capacity building and industry support. Some argue that Canada has to do a better job of monitoring the conduct of its companies abroad in order to uphold its international obligations as signatories to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Canadian extractives companies have been the subject of serious allegations of complicity in grave human rights abuses.