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Open for Justice

     

    Let's ensure Canada is "Open for Justice" and not just "Open for Business"!

    All over the world, there are people who suffer human rights abuses resulting from corporate activity.  In many countries though, it is extremely difficult for people to obtain justice when their rights have been violated. This is particularly true when the harms are caused by foreign companies or their subsidiaries.

    In the few cases where people from other countries have come to Canada to seek justice for human rights violations involving Canadian corporations, they have not succeeded. This is because the existing mechanisms available in Canada to address corporate human rights violations overseas are inaccessible and ineffective.

    To fix this problem, Amnesty International Canada is demanding that Canada be “Open for Justice”.

    Please take action by writing a letter to your Member of Parliament.

     

    3 ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

     

    1. WRITE A LETTER TO YOUR MP

    2. SIGN THE PETITION

     

     

    3. JOIN AMNESTY'S BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS PROGRAM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

     

     

     

     

     

    RESOURCES

     

    1. CAMPAIGN BACKGROUNDER For more information about the Open for Justice campaign, read our backgrounder.
    2. BOOK: INJUSTICE INCORPORATED In March 2014 Amnesty International published a book about Access to Remedy.
    3. FLYER If you wish to promote the Open for Justice campaign at your event, please use our one-page flyer.
    4. YOUTH ACTION Encourage your child(ren) or students to take part in our Open for Justice campaign by participating in this "Lifesaver" action.
    5. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Do you have questions about the Open for Justice campaign? See our Q&A sheet for common questions and answers.
    6. VIDEOS
    7. MP LOBBYING KIT We encourage you to phone or visit your MP to seek their support for this important issue. Here are some resources to help you prepare for your MP meeting:
    1. VIDEOS

    Video: Mi Tierra es mi Lucha:

    Written and Directed by Timo Schmidt.
    This short film explores the relationship between indigenous rights and mining operations around the world.

     

     

     

    Produced by Stephen Hunt. This short film explores the impact that Canadian transnational companies have on local communities as well as Canadian identity.
     
     
     
     
     

                      

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    ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

    Open for Justice is a joint campaign organized by the Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability (CNCA) and its 30 member organizations, including Amnesty International.