Case: Campos-Alvarez v. Newmont Mining
Shooting Peaceful Mine Protesters in Peru.
In Peru, police brutality against earth rights defenders is a systemic problem especially in the context of extractive industries. One emblematic example of police repression occurred in November 2011 when protestors convened at the site of the proposed Conga mine project in Cajamarca. The group had convened to nonviolently protest the mine project to be constructed by Minera Yanacocha, a Peruvian company majority-owned and managed by the U.S. company Newmont Mining Corporation.