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Canadian Centre for International Justice

The Canadian Centre for International Justice/Centre canadien pour la justice internationale is a charitable organization that works with survivors of genocide, torture and other atrocities to seek redress and bring perpetrators to justice.

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Latest News

April 20, 2015
CCIJ hiring articling student for 2016-2017
Deadline for applications is May 20, 2015

January 29, 2015
A new speakers'bureau launches today as part of The Philippe Kirsch Institute

November 20, 2014
Eritreans file lawsuit against Vancouver mining company
Three men allege Nevsun liable for slavery and crimes against humanity at mine in Eritrea.

October 27, 2014
CCIJ's Legal Director to speak on Lawsuits Against Multinational Companies
On November 3, Ottawa panel will discuss litigation concerning allegations of corporate abuse overseas.

October 10, 2014
Supreme Court of Canada applies immunity in Kazemi case
Court rejects Kazemi lawsuit, points to Parliament for changes to State Immunity Act.

June 18, 2014
Guatemalans File Suit against Canadian Mining Company
Men injured in 2013 shooting by Tahoe Resources' security bring civil case in Vancouver.

June 11, 2014
Ottawa panel discussion on "Lawsuits against Canadian Mining Companies" with CCIJ Legal Director Matt Eisenbrandt and Joe Fiorante of the Vancouver lawfirm Fiorante Matthews Mogerman June 26 at 6:30 p.m.

May 12, 2014
CCIJ and CCR Condemn Bush Visit
Canada violating international obligations by letting George Bush travel freely to Toronto.

May 7, 2014
Munyaneza's conviction upheld on appeal
Quebec court confirms Canada's first genocide conviction and Rwandan's life sentence.

April 28,2014
2014 OBA Award goes to CCIJ Advisory Committee member
Dr. François Larocque receives OBA Award for Excellence in International Law 

April 7, 2014
CCIJ accepting articling applications, 2015-16
CCIJ will be offering one articling position in Ottawa, applications due May 20.

March 18, 2014
Supreme Court hears Kazemi case
CCIJ argues that individual officials should not be shielded from accountability for their personal involvement in torture

February 10, 2014
Sosa Orantes sentenced to 10 years
Canadian convicted in US court of lying about role in Dos Erres massacre receives maximum sentence, US citizenship revoked

February 10, 2014
CCIJ and others call for rejection of Spanish bill
Proposed legislation would restrict Spain's ability to prosecute crimes against humanity and genocide.

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