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Domestic Remedies for Human Rights Violations: The Canadian Perspective
Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Join the Berkeley Journal of International Law and the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law to welcome human rights defender, Joe Fiorante, to campus. Joe Fiorante is one of the lead litigators against Canadian mining companies for human rights violations. Joe recently settled against Pan Amercan Silver, using Canadian law to secure rights for those injured while protesting against a mine in Guatemala. He currently represents Eritrean refugees against Nevsun, a mining company, for forced labor, torture, and other violations. This case, one of the first to bring international law claims as a common law tort in Canada, now awaits a decision by the Canadian Supreme Court. Lunch will be provided.
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