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[PDF] In the Inter-American Court of Human Rights - Case No. 12.108 - Marcel Claude Reyes and Others v. Chile

Author: Open Society Justice Initiative, Article 19, Libertad de Información México, Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, Access Info Europe, Published on: 28 March 2006

...The Foundation’s [Terram] request referred to information in the possession of the [Chilean] Committee related to its approval of a major logging project, known as the Condor River project, to be carried out by a subsidiary of the US-based forestry company then called Trillium Corporation (the company has since changed its name to Savia International)...the Committee provided no information, nor any reasons for its refusal to do so...Article 13 Guarantees a right of access to information held by public bodies...Chile’s failure to disclose the information requested by the victims violates their article 13 rights...Even though the Committee did not have...any responsibilities on environmental matters, the information at its possession at the time was very relevant to the debate on Trillium’s environmental track record.

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Related companies: Trillium Corporation