Lawfare and corporate harms

Supreme Court rejects Rio Tinto’s efforts to dismiss Innu class action lawsuit: Innu claim mines have harmed environment and their way of life [Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press via CBC News]

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/supreme-court-rio-tinto-class-action-1.3273225

While the Supreme Court ruling favours the Innu nations that have brought the lawsuit, this case demonstrates the privileging of corporate (and state) interests in law as violations of Indigenous land rights and environmental harms are left to the realm of civil law, framed as a conflict between private parties.

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