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Human Rights at Risk in La Parota Dam Project

31st August 2007, 11:36:50 UTC

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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