Spread the word

If you wish to coordinate an interview with a coordinator, an affected resident or a medical expert/investigator, please contact:

Regional coordinators/affected residents 

Kolol Qnan Tx’otx’: 502-4602-8264, 502-4602-8264

FREDEMI: 502-51878836, 502-58064702

Regarding the Honduran case: 504-99629481; 504-27695144

Experts/Specialists:

Nurse/Investigator regarding San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala: 30283613

CIIDH/Investigator regarding San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala: 503-55735548, prensa@ciidh.org

Physician/Investigator, regarding the Siria Valley, Honduras: 504-99854150 (Spanish only)

CIECOM/Investigador, related to  Goldcorp mining impact on El Salvador: 503-76833994 (Spanish only)

Organizer:

The Mesoamerican Movement against the extractive  Mining Model (M4).REMA/Mexico:00-521-4772755124

Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN en Ingles): mininginjustice@gmail.com

Press Release: June 5th, 2012

http://youtu.be/DgIgw2OQLdc

Peoples’ International Health Tribunal

                                                                        To End Transnational Mining Impunity

In the case of Goldcorp Affected Communities

Toronto, Canada, June 4, 2012
Dear friends,

The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN), along with the Mesoamerican Movement against the Extractive Mining Model (M4), the San Miguel Ixtahuacán Defense Front (FREDEMI), the Parrish Commission Kolol Qnan Tx’otx’ of San Miguel Ixtahuacán and the International Coalition against Unjust Mining in Guatemala (CAMIGUA), are pleased to announce the upcoming Peoples’ International Health Tribunal in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, San Marcos, Guatemala.

OVERVIEW
On July 14th and 15th, 2012, affected community members, scientists, academics, spiritual leaders, journalists and human rights advocates will come together to carry out an ethical, political and community-driven tribunal. This mechanism was developed to address the health and social impact of Canadian mining company Goldcorp, Inc. with specific attention to three cases:

  • The Marlin Mine operating in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala
  • The San Martín Mine until recently operating in Valle de Siria, Honduras
  • The Los Filos Mine operating  in Carrizalillo, Mexico

OUR JUDGES
Our jury members are distinguished individuals with a diversity of backgrounds/experiences, including activists, scholars, religious leaders, journalists, and medical professionals from the United States, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico.

AREA OF FOCUS
The tribunal is focused on analyzing the behaviour and impact of the Marlin mine in Guatemala, the Los Filos mine in Mexico and the San Martín Mine in Honduras. The international jury will deliberate on the following questions:

  1. How has Goldcorp affected health and wellbeing of the communities in question?
  2. Does Goldcorp have the social license to operate in these particular communities?

And further, to consider the role/responsibility of the company and state-governments, in particular:

  1. What has been the response of the government and the company to the issue presented?
  2. What role have the local, municipal and federal Guatemalan authorities and the Canadian government played in relation to the company? What are the responsibilities of these institutions?

The Tribunal web page will be updated as the event approaches, so please stay tuned.  For more information/how to support please visit our website:
www.healthtribunal.org, www.tribunaldesalud.org

If your organization wishes to join our efforts to disseminate the conclusions of the health tribunal and also, to promove this event, please send us a message at “mininginjustice@gmail.com” with the subject line “partner organization,”or, if you are a journalist, documentary film-maker/photographer and would like to join our communication team, please send an email to “mininginjustice@gmail.com” with the subject line “media” and we will be in touch with you.

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