Dams and business accountability in the Amazon region
The destruction of the Amazon is a concern of global relevance. Deforestation is not the only threat to this region: thousands of dams have been constructed and planned, and mining activities for petroleum and iron extraction continue to expand despite the global call for climate justice. Not only States but also business actors play a significant role and have responsibilities. In this context, we will discuss how the future treaty can contribute to prevent impunity and to establish standards of civil, criminal and administrative liability for companies, as well as effective sanctions and redress measures.
Event livestreamed on Facebook.
● Carolina de Moura, Association Jangada Brumadinho, Brazil
● Flavia Nascimento, Associação dos Moradores de Piquiá de Baixoum, Brazil
● Alex Villca, Coordinadora para la Defensa de la Amazonia, Bolivia
● Olivier de Schutter, Professor of International Law, Belgium
Moderation: Maria Isabel Cubides, International Federation for Human Rights
Interpretation: English – Spanish – Portuguese
Light refreshments will be served