‘“Private” Breaches of International Law: Lessons from Domestic Courts for International Investment Law’

“The Canadian Supreme Court’s decision in Nevsun Resources v Araya has shone new light on the debate around the horizontal application of international law, particularly international human rights norms. With a 5-4 majority, the court held that Nevsun, a Vancouver-based mining company, could be held directly liable for breaches of customary international law norms against slavery, forced labour and cruel and inhuman treatment in relation to its operation of a mine in Eritrea …” (more)

[Siddharth S Aatreya, Opinio Juris, 4 March]

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