Appeal Court Sets Guatemalan Escobal Mining Case in British Columbia

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Author: 
Peter Bowal and John Jamieson
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
In late January 2017, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada reversed a lower court decision and consigned jurisdiction to the BC courts to hear a claim of human rights violations brought by a group of seven Guatemalan plaintiffs.  The plaintiffs are claiming damages for negligence and battery against Canadian mining company Tahoe Resources Inc.