Humanitarian Lawyers & Attorneys

Siskinds’ humanitarian lawyers represent individuals in litigation raising issues of international human rights violations and transnational public law. Plaintiffs in such litigation assert claims that are not based exclusively on domestic or international law, but on a body of “transnational” law blending the two.[i]

[i] Harold Hongju Koh, Transnational Public Law Litigation, The Yale Law Journal, Vol. 100, 2347 at p 2348.

Canada’s Leading Human Rights Law Firm

International human rights is an emerging area of law in Canada in which Siskinds is on the front line: representing claimants in the first mass tort claim for modern slavery to go forward in a Canadian court, Araya v Nevsun Resources Ltd., and having acted as counsel for the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project in its intervention before for the Supreme Court of Canada in Chevron Corp. v Yaiguaje.

Siskinds is proud of its success in other areas of law and seeks to pay it forward by representing claimants and intervenors in strategic international human rights and transnational public law litigation, where rights and lives have been affected adversely by the activities of (primarily Canadian) multinational businesses that may be shielded from the consequences of their foreign activities by the burdens of claimants seeking redress in Canada’s legal system.

Contact a Siskinds human rights lawyer today.

Our team is particularly passionate about human rights violations.

  • A Case for Parent-Entity Tort Liability for Wrongful Conduct at Subsidiary Operations

    Written by on September 30, 2016. Posted in Class Actions, Humanitarian
  • Siskinds ranked top plaintiff-side class action firm in Canada by Chambers & Partners

    Written by on March 24, 2015. Posted in Class Actions, Humanitarian, News, Publications

Do you think you have a human-rights action?

It’s not easy to know when you might have a claim that could be resolved by a class action. If you were a victim of a human-rights violation, please contact us and a member of our team will respond as soon as possible.

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