Rights Action was honored to bring Angelica Choc - one of the plaintiffs - to Toronto, to attend 2 days of court hearings concerning 3 civil suits filed against Hudbay Minerals concerning the killing of Adolfo Ich, the shooting-paralyzing of German Chub and the gang rapes of 11 women in the community of Lote 8 (all in the municipality of El Estor, department of Izabal, Guatemala).
Article by Grahame Russell: “COUNTERING THE SPIN: Cross-examining Hudbay Mineral’s “facts” about its mining operations in Guatemala ”
Canadian member of parliament, Peter Julian, announces Bill C-323, a law aimed at "allow[ing] non-citizens to sue Canadians and Canadian corporations for gross violations of basic human, environmental or labour rights when they are committed outside of Canada."
Article by CorporateKnights.ca "Going Deeper Underground"
- HudBay Minerals response to the filing of the gang-rape lawsuit
- Human Rights Complaint (Updated), re-submitted October 19, 2010, by Rights Action and Dr. Catherine Nolin (University of Northern British Colombia) - along with the undergraduate and graduate student signatories - to the Canadian government and elected politicians, to HudBay Minerals and CGN (Guatemalan Nickel Company).
The March 28, 2011, filing of this lawsuit against HudBay Minerals, by 11 Mayan Q'eqchi' women from the remote village of Lote 8, follows upon the December 1, 2010 lawsuit filed against HudBay for the killing (wrongful death) of Adolfo Ich.