Lithium exploitation in Northern Argentina violates indigenous people’s rights

The ICJ is calling on the State of Argentina to take  effective measures to protect the human rights of indigenous groups which have been adversely impacted by lithium exploration and exploitation.

The ICJ is concerned by the situation of 33 communities of the Subcuenca and Laguna de Guayatayoc, in the Salinas Grandes (Northern Argentina) and helped them draw the attention of UN human rights mechanisms to their case. Representatives of the communities allege that the authorities have denied them the right to be consulted on the use of resources on their territories.

Argentina-exploitation violates rights-press release-2011 (full text in English, PDF)

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