Human rights violations in Mexico: What are the responsibilities of EDF & state shareholding agency APE?
For years, France has turned a blind eye to extensive indigenous and human rights violations resulting from a wind farm project of energy company Électricité de France (EDF) – a company of which the French State holds 83 percent. Through this, the French State violates its legal obligations under international law. This finding is at the core of the report “Vigilance switched off” by CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France), ProDESC (Mexico) and ECCHR. The organizations claim that a wind park project planned by EDF in Mexico violates the rights of the local indigenous community in a region experiencing massive violence against and deaths of human rights defenders. The report follows a lawsuit against EDF that the NGOs and indigenous community members filed in October 2020.