Health Tribunal in San Miguel Ixtahuacan, Guatemala
“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being…” – World Health Organization
The health tribunal used community testimony, scientific research and human rights organization’s knowledge to examine how the presence of Goldcorp’s mining operations have affected community residents. Over 600 people were in attendance from across Guatemala, as well as Mexico, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Canada, and the USA.
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For more information about the Health Tribunal, see: http://healthtribunal.org
Read the final verdict
Here is a multimedia piece I made in San Miguel Ixtahuacan a few years ago outlining some of the struggles the community has been going through: