Mining Concessions in Ecuador Stalled Over Compliance with Indigenous Rights
December 13, 2017Mongabay

Mining Concessions in Ecuador Stalled Over Compliance with Indigenous Rights

On Monday, Ecuador's president said the government would crack down on oil and mining companies for non-compliance with the country's social and environmental laws

New mining concessions are now stalled until the companies can prove they've complied with all regulations under the constitution. This includes Article 57, which states that indigenous groups have the right to free and prior consultation before extractive projects take place near their land.

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