Summary of Meetings: International Law
Number of Meetings Held: 2
November 29, 2017
Guest Speaker: Matt Eisenbrandt, Special Consultant to Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman (CFM)
Meeting Title/Topic: Araya v. Nevsun 2016, BCSC 1856 – CanLii (Nevsun) and Corporate Accountability
Synopsis:Spoke on active lawsuit with claims based on international law relating to forced labour, slavery, torture and crimes against humanity; one of the first human rights lawsuits in Canada to assert claims based directly on international law.
January 29, 2018
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Byers - Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law
Meeting Title/Topic: Climate Damages Litigation
Synopsis:Regarding the emergence of transnational climate change litigation coupled with the possible enforcement of foreign judgments in U.S. courts; and the enactment of legislation altering the rules around climate change liability.
Comments and Observations of the Chair