Criminalization of Earth Rights Defenders in Peru: Highlights from the Report
Violence and attacks against human rights defenders have increased and diversified. One of those forms of violence is criminalization, which uses criminal law and the legal system to obstruct human rights defenders’ work.
In this report, EarthRights International takes a deeper look at the use of criminalization to silence environmental defenders in Peru. The report focuses on three emblematic cases: attacks against Milton Sánchez Cubas by the developers of the Yanacocha mining project; Ronderos de Yagén by the developers of the Chadín 2 hydroelectric project; and the communities of Llusco, Santo Tomás, and Quiñota by the Anabi SAC mining company.