Perú: Authorities must redesign and consult on action plan to address health crisis caused by toxic substances in Espinar

Index Number: AMR 46/4767/2021

Faced with the health crisis caused by toxic substances that is affecting Indigenous communities in the mining area of Espinar, Cusco, the Cusco Regional Health Authority (Geresa Cusco) must comprehensively redesign the Action Plan for Espinar in genuine consultation with the communities impacted, respecting international standards, including Indigenous peoples’ right to free, prior and informed consent.

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