HudBay Minerals Inc.
A Canadian mining company has decided not to appeal a ruling that will allow three lawsuits it is facing over alleged shootings and gang rapes at a Guatemalan project to be tried in Canada. Lawyer Robert Harrison confirmed in an e-mail on Friday that HudBay Minerals Inc. has chosen not to appeal the Ontario Superior Court ruling issued last month.
Open Letter to Hudbay Minerals and Guatemalan Nickel Company
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).
Hudbay did not "create better futures for communities" in Guatemala. Rather, Hudbay left a legacy of damage, injury, death and on-going suffering in Guatemala that have not been addressed or remedied.
When security forces of a Canadian mining company brutally evicted Mayan families from their villages in Guatemala, eleven women were raped, a community leader was killed, and a young man paralyzed. Now villagers are standing up and suing HudBay Minerals, but they need our help to match the legal firepower of this huge corporation -- donate now and help end the mining murders for good.
Rights Action seeks financial support for 13 Mayan villagers, to help them fight a precedent-setting corporate accountability lawsuit against Canadian mining company HudBay Minerals, over truly horrific acts of gang-rape, murder and shootings committed by mine security personnel at a Canadian mine in Guatemala.
Business Week article, about suspension of Hudbay Minerals mining operations in Peru
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"
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.