Goldcorp and Hudbay Minerals in Guatemala (2010 update)

17 Pages Posted: 25 Apr 2010 Last revised: 26 Oct 2014

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Bernadette Maheandiran

Swadron Associates

Jessica DiFederico

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Rolando Aguilera

Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP

Shin Imai

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: April 23, 2010

Abstract

Canadian mining in Guatemala has been associated with violence and death. Opposition to an INCO mine in the El Estor region in the 1960’s resulted in the assassination of two law professors, and another activist has been killed in 2009. In the San Marcos region of Guatemala, two deaths are associated with the opening of a mine now owned by Goldcorp. Indigenous opposition to the mines continues in both regions. This article updates an article originally published in 2007which ties the events in Guatemala to efforts in Canada to hold Canadian mining companies accountable.[Breaching Indigenous Law: Canadian Mining in Guatemala" http://ssrn.com/abstract=1267902] Parts of this article dealing with HudBay have been updated and revised in "Access to Justice and Corporate Accountability: A Legal Case Study of HudBay Minerals in Guatemala" (2013) [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2358981]

Parts of this article dealing with Goldcorp have been updated "Goldcorp and Hudbay in Guatemala (August 2011 Update)" [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1973070]

Keywords: Aboriginal Rights, Indigenous Rights, Indigenous Law, Goldcorp, Hudbay Minerals, Mining, Guatemala, Bill C-300, National Roundtables on Corporate Social Responsibility

JEL Classification: K11, K22, K33, K32, F54, L72, L78, M14, N56, Q34

Suggested Citation

Maheandiran, Bernadette and DiFederico, Jessica and Aguilera, Rolando Ernesto and Imai, Shin, Goldcorp and Hudbay Minerals in Guatemala (2010 update) (April 23, 2010). Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No. 09/2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1595157 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1595157

Bernadette Maheandiran

Swadron Associates ( email )

115 Berkeley Street
Toronto
Canada

Jessica DiFederico

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Rolando Ernesto Aguilera

Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP ( email )

229 College Street, 3rd Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R4
Canada
416-981-9448 (Phone)
416-981-9350 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.oktlaw.com/our-people/aguilera-rolando/

Shin Imai (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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