Mining Must Respect Indigenous Peoples´ Rights; UN Official

Mining Must Respect Indigenous Peoples´ Rights; UN Official MELBOURNE, Australia — A top United Nations official is investigating how governments can force mining companies into adopting indigenous rights standards from their headquarters, even when operating on foreign soil. Photo: UN Special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Professor S. James Anaya. James Anaya, the … Continue reading

‘No hay que denunciar a las empresas sólo por trabajar en territorios indígenas’

DERECHOS | James Anaya, relator especial de la ONU ‘No hay que denunciar a las empresas sólo por trabajar en territorios indígenas’ Nuria López | Madrid Actualizado martes 17/04/2012 13:32 horas James Anaya. No corren buenos tiempos para la Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo (AOD). El Gobierno español ha anunciado una reducción del 65,4% de los presupuestos en este concepto. Unos recortes que … Continue reading

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala

Searching for Gold in the Highlands of Guatemala Lyuba Zarsky   For nearly a decade, Goldcorp’s Marlin gold and silver mine in the Guatemalan altiplano has been at the center of intense local conflict and international scrutiny. The conflict was ignited in 2005 when local Mayan communities overwhelmingly rejected mining in popular plebiscites called consultas. Chief among their concerns … Continue reading

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Gives In To Pressure From Guatemala

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Gives In To Pressure From Guatemala BY AHNI JAN 5, 2012 The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has once again submitted to the demands of a Nation State at the expense of Indigenous Peoples. Photo Credit: Allan LissnerTo the astonishment of Mining Watch, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) and … Continue reading

FIAN: Action Case Guatemala – Goldmining destroys access to water and violates indigenous rights

Action Case Guatemala – Goldmining destroys access to water and violates indigenous rights  Guatemala: Open pit mining project threatens subsistence basis of indigenous communities In Guatemala the Marlin Gold Mine has a profoundly negative effect on local indigenous communities’ access to food and water. The mining activities use massive amounts of water and contaminate remaining … Continue reading

Guatemala’s presidential election: A golden opportunity to end mining conflict

Guatemala’s presidential election: A golden opportunity to end mining conflict September 1st, 2011 | by Guest Blogger This guest blog post was written by Keith Slack, extractive industries program manager. When Guatemalans elect a new president in September, he or she will face a truly daunting set of problems. The country is, by any objective … Continue reading

Perú: ley de consulta previa es un logro clave para el país y la región, dice experto de la ONU

Perú: ley de consulta previa es un logro clave para el país y la región, dice experto de la ONU 25 Agosto 2011 GINEBRA (25 de agosto de 2011) – El Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, James Anaya, declaró hoy que la aprobación de la ley de … Continue reading