Resources

The Fight Against Gold Mining in El Salvador

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Article on the Chalatenango Free of Mining Campaign published in Practicing Anthropology.

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Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights in Practice, a guide to ILO Convention No. 169

International Labour Organization

The International Labour Organization adopted the Indigenous and Tribal People’s Convention (ILO Convention No. 169) in 1989, which has been ratified by 20 countries. Convention No. 169 was developed to protect self-identified indigenous people and attempts to address all key aspects of indigenous peoples’ rights. This is a guide to provide governments, indigenous and tribal peoples, and organizations with a tool for implementing indigenous peoples’ rights. 

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/@ed_norm/@normes/documents/publication/wcms_106474.pdf

KAIROS Participatory Research with partners on Free, Prior and Informed Consent: CEIBA’s experience in Guatemala

Teresa Sanic and CEIBA

This report discusses general background on the mining conflict in Guatemala, the current social, economic and political state of the country, the community responses to mining megaprojects, the positive and negative impacts of mining concessions, the connection that Canada has to the mining industry in Guatemala, and recommendations.

http://www.kairoscanada.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/KAIROS_CEIBA_CaseStudy_PROOF_DEC15.pdf

Undermining the Land: the defense of community rights and the environment in Mexico

Project Newsletter

The value of gold has soared due to the recent financial crisis making it a very profitable industry. However, the extraction of these resources is a source of conflict among affected communities, organization that defend human rights, mining companies and public authorities. This report gives a voice to human rights defenders who are fighting for their right to land and a clean environment

http://www.peacebrigades.org/fileadmin/user_files/projects/mexico/files/Bulletin_31_-_Undermining_the_Land.pdf

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