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Siskinds' humanitarian lawyers represent individuals in litigation raising issues of 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.[1]

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

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 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 activities by the burdens of claimants seeking redress in Canada’s legal system.

Contact a Siskinds human rights lawyer today.


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