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Ontario court rules Guatemalan lawsuits against HudBay can go to trial in Cda

Three lawsuits against a Canadian mining company over alleged shootings and gang rapes at a Guatemalan project will be allowed to proceed in Canada following a ruling that makes it possible for firms to face liability at home for incidents that occur overseas…The suits allege that security personnel, along with members of the police and military, attacked and raped 11 women in 2007 who were forcibly removed from their village in relation to the Fenix project. Two related lawsuits seek to hold HudBay Minerals Inc. and a subsidiary responsible for the subsequent killing of community leader Adolfo Ich…HudBay…has said the accusations contradict available information and that it would defend itself "vigorously against them.''…HudBay spokesman John Vincic said the ruling does not involve any determination of the merits of the case.

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Hudbay Minerals lawsuits (re Guatemala)

Canadian court rules that Guatemalan human rights lawsuits against Hudbay can go to trial in Canada