31 Mar 2021


11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Can David Beat Goliath? Strategies to Hold Canada’s Global Mining Sector Accountable

31 March 2021
11-30h – 13h
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Presented by CIPS, GRITE (Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur les territoire de l’extractivisme | Interdisciplinary Research Group on Territories of Extractivism), and the uOttawa-ULyon Joint Research Chair on Urban Anthropocene


The human rights violations and environmental destruction related to mining represent a specifically Canadian contribution to global harm. In this talk, we examine the range and depth of strategies by Canadian civil society organizations (CSOs) working to hold Canadian mining companies accountable for the harm they cause abroad. Based on analysis of quantitative data and preliminary interviews with CSO staff, we seek to understand their overall lack of success to date and identify which strategies that are most likely to be effective in the future.


Stephen Brown, Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa




John Cameron, Associate Professor in the International Development Studies at Dalhousie University




Karine Vanthuyne, Associate Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Stud