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Justicia y ReparaciĆ³n (on behalf of individuals) & Australian-based enterprise (mining sector) operating in Chile
Lead NCPAustralia
Supporting NCP(s)Chile
DescriptionSpecific instance alleging a non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)Environment, Human rights
Date3 Sep 2021
Host country(ies)Chile
SourceBusiness
Industry sectorMining and quarrying
StatusIn progress
Summary

On 3 September 2021, Justicia y Reparación, a law firm with offices in Chile representing affected individuals, submitted a specific instance to the Australian NCP alleging that an Australian-based enterprise active in the mining sector and operating in Chile had not observed the Human Rights (Chapter IV) and Environment (Chapter VI) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, the issues relate to copper mining activities in northern Chile that the submitters claim have damaged nearby wetlands and a lake located on land owned by the affected individuals.

The submitters request that the enterprise develop a plan to address the damages and provide compensation to the affected individuals.

The specific instance is now undergoing initial assessment.

The AusNCP will coordinate with the Chilean NCP on this specific instance.