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Mexico: Human Rights at Risk in La Parota Dam Project

, Index number: AMR 41/029/2007

Amnesty International has prepared the present briefing in order to highlight human rights concerns associated with La Parota hydroelectric dam. It focuses in particular on the rights of affected communities to information, to participation in decisions on development projects which affect the exercise of their human rights, to consultation and to effective legal remedy. It also highlights concerns about the displacement of local communities, which may amount to forced eviction, and instances of violence and intimidation that have surrounded the project.

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