Hearing: Reports of Human Rights Violations and Criminalization of Defenders in the Context of Extractive Industries in Nicaragua

07 May 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hotel Crowne Plaza,

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic


About this hearing:

In recent years, Nicaragua has loosened socio-environmental safeguards and reduced citizen participation in mining concessions. Whereas the mining companies and the government benefit from this trend, it generates serious negative impacts on the life, health, and other fundamental rights of communities whose lands are continuously taken away. This context is exacerbated by repressive measures implemented by the current government against those who denounce human rights violations and call for the restoration of the democratic institutions. During the hearing, the petitioners will present information on the main patterns of rights violated and the criminalization of human rights defenders relating to extractive industries in Nicaragua.

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