Guatemala’s Highest Court Denies Justice to Indigenous Peoples Affected by Mining

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2013   Contacts: Amanda Kistler –  Center for International Environmental Law: akistler(at)ciel.org, 202-742-5832 Jen Moore – MiningWatch Canada: jen(at)miningwatch.ca, 613-569-3439   Guatemala’s Highest Court Denies Justice to Indigenous Peoples Affected by Mining   (Washington, D.C./Guatemala City/Ottawa) – On March 1, Guatemalan national press reported that the country’s highest court upheld … Continue reading

Corte Constitucional de Guatemala niega justicia a pueblos indígenas afectados por la minería

PARA DIFUSION INMEDIATA 15 de marzo de 2013 Corte Constitucional de Guatemala niega justicia a pueblos indígenas afectados por la minería (Washington, D.C./Ciudad de Guatemala/Ottawa) – El 1 de marzo, la prensa nacional de Guatemala dio a conocer que la corte más alta del país declaró sin lugar, un recurso de amparo interpuesto por el Consejo del Pueblo Maya de … Continue reading

Guatemala’s Highest Court to Hear Landmark Indigenous Challenge against Mining Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 20, 2012 (Washington D.C./Guatemala City) Today, Guatemala’s Constitutional Court will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the 1997 mining law for failure to consult with the country’s indigenous peoples who make up more than half the population. The lawsuit, filed by the Western Peoples Council (CPO), contends that both … Continue reading