Peru top court puts tribal sovereignty ahead of mining, logging

By Omar Mariluz and Mitra Taj, September 26, 2012. Source: Reuters

LIMA – Peru’s top court has affirmed the right of an Amazon indigenous community to block outsiders from entering its lands – a ruling that could foil resource extraction in tribal areas, experts said on Wednesday.

The ruling by the constitutional court in favor of the Tres Islas community sets a precedent for tribes trying to halt mining, logging or oil drilling on their lands.

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Filed under Actions / Protest, Ending the Era of Extreme Energy, Forests, Indigenous Peoples, Land Grabs, Latin America-Caribbean, Mining, Rights, Resilience, and Restoration

2 responses to “Peru top court puts tribal sovereignty ahead of mining, logging

  1. mottledthrush

    Reblogged this on MottledThrush and commented:
    Well done Peru. It isn’t just logging and the destruction catastrophic destruction this brings to the Amazon, we now have internet companies rolling out broadband to isolated communities. These companies openly admitted on TV that this wasn’t just done for the benefit of those peoples but was also done for the companies benefit. Is no place sacred from the greed of corporations?

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