The CCIC Regional Working Groups (RWGs) bring together NGOs, faith-based organizations, labour unions, diaspora groups, solidarity groups, think tanks, and research centres from across Canada that have a specific interest in development, social justice, and human rights in Asia-Pacific, Africa, or the Americas.
Working on common themes or a regional issue, the RWGs develop collaborative strategies for policy development, dialogue, and advocacy within the Canadian government and multilateral institutions. The RWGs are a unique space for collaborative reflection, coordinated policy positions, learning, and analysis, with input from regional partners.
Membership is open to organizations with a policy or programme interest in Asia-Pacific, Africa, or the Americas. Organizations become members upon approval by the working group members. Most participants are also CCIC members.
Regional Working Group publications
Whose rights are we protecting? Ensuring the primacy of human rights over investor protections in the international legal regime
This report reviews the main substantive issues related to IIAs, highlights their most problematic aspects, and presents various paths of action to address the problems related to investment agreements.