Role of Canadian Embassy in support of Marlin mine in Guatemala now before the Federal Court of Canada

Professor Charis Kamphuis Kamloops This Week reports: “A Thompson Rivers University law professor and her former students are at the centre of a legal battle with the Canadian government over redacted information detailing its involvement in alleged human rights abuses in Guatemala.” “[Professor Charis] Kamphuis said consent was not obtained Read more…

PBI-Guatemala congratulates fishers and lawyers defending the Champerico estuary from corporate shrimp farming

On March 16, the Peace Brigades International-Guatemala Project posted: “Congratulations to the fishermen and their team of lawyers and attorneys at the Law Firm for Indigenous Peoples [Bufete para Pueblos Indígenas].” The Bufete para Pueblos Indígenas has posted on their Facebook page: “Retalhuleu criminal court judge declares lack of merit Read more…

Law professor Shin Imai files suit against Canada’s foreign minister over redacted documents on mine in Guatemala

Communities affected by the Marlin mine demonstrate at the Canadian embassy in Guatemala City. Photo by Projet Accompagnement Québec Guatemala. Canadian Lawyer magazine reports: “Osgoode Hall professor Shin Imai has filed suit against the federal foreign affairs minister contending that Canada has improperly withheld information about its diplomatic interventions on Read more…