Peruvian community members sue Glencore in the High Court in London

29 October 2017

On Monday 30 October a ten-day hearing will begin in the High Court, to rule on the allegations by 22 Peruvians. The case refers to the actions of Xstrata in 2012 at the Tintaya mine, an operation subsequently taken over by Glencore (the mine has since come to the end of its life). The case to be brought alleges responsibility of the company in the deaths of protesters at the mine. Two protestors were killed and a number were severely injured and/or unlawfully detained, it is claimed The company is accused of having failed to take reasonable steps to prevent abuses by the police. The company had signed an agreement with police to provide security services at the mine, and "paid, fed and provided lodging for police and knew or should have known that Peru's police tend to use excessive force." (Leigh Day, the firm representing the complainants). 

For detail on the original incident, see PSG article

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