Canadian Government Abdicates Responsibility to Ensure Respect for Human Rights

Canadian Government Abdicates Responsibility to Ensure Respect for Human Rights May 16 2011 (Ottawa) Without ruling on allegations of human rights violations, the Canadian government has closed a complaint from indigenous communities affected by Goldcorp’s Marlin mine in Guatemala. The decision marks the end of a process that was both procedurally and substantively deficient, and … Continue reading

Canadian Government Accepts Complaint Against Goldcorp; Affected Communities Urge Investigation

The Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) decided last week to admit a complaint filed on behalf of affected community groups in Guatemala against Canadian gold company Goldcorp. The complaint, involving Goldcorp’s Marlin mine, was filed in Ottawa in December 2009 by two Guatemalan representatives on behalf of their community organization. The Front in Defense of … Continue reading

Canadian National Contact Point to the OECD Admits Case Against Goldcorp Inc. Affected Communities Applaud Admission and Urge Investigation

The Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently admitted a case filed on behalf affected community groups in Guatemala against Canadian gold company Goldcorp Inc. The case, involving Goldcorp’s Marlin mine, was presented in person by two Guatemalan community representatives in Ottawa on December 12, 2009. The … Continue reading

Representatives from San Miguel Travel to Canada in Search of Justice

As part of an international campaign in solidarity with the communities affected by the Marlin mine and for the defense of human rights, Maudilia Lopez and Carmen Mejia of the FREDEMI coalition traveled to Canada in December of 2009. The tour was coordinated by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) a Washington DC-based human … Continue reading

Guatemalan community leaders ask Canadian government to investigate human rights violations committed by Goldcorp Inc. at Marlin Mine

Ottawa—A coalition of community groups from San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala filed an OECD complaint with the Canadian government today, requesting an investigation into human rights violations committed by Goldcorp Inc. at the company’s Marlin gold mine. “The Marlin mine has divided our town, harassed protesters, and made us afraid for the health of our families,” … Continue reading