Corporate Rights Over Human Rights: Canadian mining in Central America

Presentation by Jen Moore at a public event hosted by Territorio Libre at the University of Ottawa: "Canada’s Dirty Gold Rush in Central America"

Canada is an important player in the global mining industry with important mineral holdings in Latin America. But the lack of an appropriate legislative and regulatory framework to hold our companies accountable for their operations abroad, means we are putting corporate rights over human rights. This presentation gives the example of Goldcorp's Marlin mine in Guatemala, with reference also to HudBay's Fénix nickel project.