Webinar #2 I Accountability and Regulation of Canadian Resource Extraction Corporations Abroad (1:31:00)


Tuesday, August 22, 2023

90-minute webinar


Claims against Canadian resource extraction corporations for harms committed abroad is an enduring issue. Claimants face many difficulties in bringing their case to justice, from the complex corporate structures of the corporations involved, to determining the applicable legal regimes and forum, as well as the disparity in resources between parties. The stakes in these cases are high, often involving allegations of serious human right violations and environmental damage. This webinar aims to shed light on the challenges associated with regulating and holding corporations accountable for their actions abroad.

The session will provide an in-depth analysis of the regulatory framework governing Canadian corporations’ activities outside of Canada, including the measures in place to ensure their accountability for human rights violations, environmental damage, and other social impacts.

The panelists will also discuss the role of international human rights law and share their perspectives on the challenges and risks associated with engaging in high-risk activities in developing countries.

The session will be moderated by an expert in the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with the panellists and gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of regulating and holding Canadian resource extraction corporations accountable for their actions abroad, as well as the potential for responsible and sustainable corporate behavior.


  • Sara Ghebremusse, Assistant Professor and Cassels Brock Chair in Mining Law and Finance, Faculty of Law, Western University; 
  • Shin Imai, Professor Emeritus, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Moderator:Matt Eisenbrandt, Director of Transnational Investigations, Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman LLP

CIAJ Members: Free
Non-members: $45