By James Rochlin

The extractive quarter is a specific strong point for Canada and greater than half Canada’s mining resources out of the country can be found in Latin the US, in particular in Brazil, Peru, Chile, and Colombia. The Canada-Colombia accord was once the 1st free-trade contract on the earth to incorporate annual Human Rights impression checks (HRIA), and in addition incorporates a labour facet accord the place abuse court cases could be officially registered. utilizing Colombia as a case examine, James Rochlin and his foreign and multidisciplinary line up of Canadian and Colombian students, and activists operating within the sector of human rights, and the judiciary discover:

  • What is find out how to establish and operationalize for mutual profit the concentric area among the pursuits of extractive enterprises in revenue and safeguard, at the one hand, and the pursuits of the host groups within the merchandising of human rights and human safety, at the other?

  • What can the 4 emblematic and numerous situations in Colombia (Meta, Sergovia, Marmato, and Bolivar/La Guajira) let us know approximately tips to fantastic music and increase a newly applied governmental HRIA to render it an more and more beneficial international tool to advertise at the same time company protection and human safety for host groups?

  • What is the best and potent technique to layout and enforce company Social accountability courses in a fashion that promotes at the same time company defense and neighborhood human security?

Written in a transparent and obtainable kind, Profits, safeguard, and Human Rights presents useful classes on tips on how to advertise either company defense and human safeguard in groups the place the extractive quarter operates within the international South.

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