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26 Oct 2017

Juliana Bravo Valencia & Maryum Jordan, EarthRights International

Reparation for corporate human rights abuses is a right that should not be challenged, says EarthRights Intl.

"Reparation for Human Rights Violations is a Right That Should Not be Challenged", 24 Oct 2017

Earlier this month EarthRights International (ERI) and a pro bono attorney…Misty Seemans, filed a lawsuit in the United States against Newmont…on behalf of Máxima Acuña Atalaya and her family, who claim that they have suffered physical and psychological attacks by the company for over six years…

The lawsuit has two main objectives: first, to stop the harassment and aggression against the Chaupe family in order to avoid future human rights violations and, second, to obtain reparations for the physical and psychological suffering they have suffered for years, as well as for the damage to their crops and animals. Both of these are under the framework of the right to justice and under the premise that companies must respect human rights, and that governments must control and regulate the companies’ actions to protect and guarantee the life and integrity of all people…

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Peruvian farmer sues Newmont over alleged threats and violence to evict her from land

Newmont Mining lawsuit (re indigenous rights in Peru, filed in USA)

Newmont Mining lawsuit (re indigenous rights in Peru, filed in USA)