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6 Jan 2014

Rights Action

Hudbay Minerals versus Mayan Q'eqchi plaintiffs of Guatemala

[T]he Q'eqchi people of Guatemala…seek justice in Canadian courts against Hudbay Minerals, for a killing, shooting and gang-rapes they suffered in Guatemala…In a series of memos, major Canadian law firms warn their corporate clients to pay close attention to the "Hudbay Minerals Lawsuits"…[W]e reproduce a few of them and provide links to others…[M]ajor law firms are now warning their clients about the new "risks" (of legal liability) represented by the "Hudbay Minerals lawsuits" and the July 23, 2013 ruling of the Ontario Superior Court. It is important to note…that the Hudbay Mineral lawsuits have legal liability implications for Canadian corporations working globally in other industries, including: sweatshop maquiladoras; tourism; hydro-electric dams; oil and gas; etc...

Part of the following timelines

Hudbay Minerals lawsuit (re rape & sexual assault in Guatemala, filed in Canada)

Hudbay Minerals lawsuit (re killing of community leader, Guatemala, filed in Canada)

Hudbay Minerals lawsuit (re shooting at Fenix mine, Guatemala, filed in Canada)