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Ecuador: Indigenous tribes to denounce impacts of extractive industries on their identity and cultural rights before the Inter American Commission on Human Rights

Shuar Arútam, Sarayaku and Sápara indigenous peoples, …subscribed a petition for a thematic hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights that will hold sessions in Lima, Peru on July 3-7 2017. …In the case of the Shuar Arútam people, located in the Condor Cordillera at the south-western corner of Ecuador…has communities facing one of the acutest conflicts…[over] the copper mining operation at Panantza-San Carlos Project…concessioned for 25 years to the [Chinese] Company Explorcobres SA [a joint venture of Corriente Resources, part of Tongling Non Ferrous Metals and China Railway Construction] …