Violating Rights and Threatening Lives: The Camisea Gas Project and Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation
It also summarises the evidence documenting the occupation and use of the Reserve by isolated peoples and describes how the project’s current planned expansion risks causing further negative impacts for isolated groups and threatens to violate their fundamental rights to life and a healthy environment, territorial and cultural integrity and self-determination. In sum, the report finds that this project threatens their very existence and survival as indigenous peoples.
The document draws on a variety of published and previously unpublished sources of information including from Peru’s Health Ministry and other state institutions, the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Inter-American Development Bank, anthropologists, multiple NGOs and the Camisea gas project website. Information has also been obtained from Pluspetrol, the company leading the consortium which operates the project and also draws on fieldwork carried out by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP).
Authors: Conrad Feather
Orginal publication date: January, 2014
Publisher: The Forest Peoples Programme
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