Peru: "Deaths of four anti-mining protesters a catastrophic consequence of Peru’s weakened environmental safeguards", says Global Witness
Author: Global Witness, Published on: 5 October 2015
“Deaths of four anti-mining protesters a catastrophic consequence of Peru’s weakened environmental safeguards, warns Global Witness”
The recent police killings of four anti-mining protesters in [Las Bambas mining project, part of MMG, part of China Minmetals] highlights the problems caused by the country's weakening of environmental safeguards and its dangerous crackdown on civil society, says campaign group Global Witness…In the run up to the flagship UN Climate Conference in Paris, the deaths of the four protesters remind the world that Peru has a lot to do to live up to its human rights and environmental aspirations. Peru must urgently hold those responsible for these killings to account…Global Witness is also calling for Peru to protect peaceful protesters as set out in the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders and the Organisation of American States’ resolution on human rights defenders.