[evoz] Reminder: Cafe Simpatico, Sep 24, on Zoom

Save the date! This Friday at 7pm Cafe Simpatico presents an online Zoom event. Here are the details. Hope to see you there.

Holding Canadian Mining Companies Accountable

for Human Rights Violations and Crimes

Friday, September 24, 2021 at 07:00 PM Pacific Time

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Meeting ID: 870 7832 4527 Passcode: 50021

Matt Eisenbrandt is the Victoria-based Director of Transnational Investigations for CFM Lawyers, a class action law firm that has brought some of Canada’s most important lawsuits on behalf of victims against Canadian mining companies for alleged human rights abuses connected to their overseas operations.

Matt will talk about two of these cases:

CFM represented four Guatemalans who were shot by mine security personnel while protesting the presence of Tahoe Resources’ silver mine, owned by Pan American Silver, based in Vancouver.

CFM represented a group of Eritrean refugees who alleged they were forced labourers at the Bisha gold and silver mine in Eritrea, operated by Nevsun Resources, also based in Vancouver.

Matt will discuss the process of putting these cases... together, challenges in litigating them, and some lessons learned from the experiences.

Presented by Victoria Central America Support Committee (CASC - https://www.victoriacasc.org/)

Co-sponsored by Mining Justice Action Committee (MJAC -http://mjacvictoria.ca/)

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