Mexico: Over 60 cases of alleged corporate abuse documented in advance of UN Working Group visit
More than 100 NGOs and social movements in Mexico have documented cases of alleged corporate abuse in different sectors: mining, energy, oil & gas, agribusiness, and construction, among others. The report, compiling 68 cases, was presented in the context of the official visit of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights to Mexico.
The cases were documented using the documentation checklist for reporting corporate human rights abuses developed by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and ESCR-Net.
The most frequently occuring corporate human rights abuses within the cases are those related to land rights, access to information, and diverse negative impacts to health and the environment due to business activities.
Also, it is imporant to note that in more than half of the documented cases there were different forms of intimidation and treats against human rights defenders or communities opposing to a project.
The full report is available in Spanish, here.