Community of La Oroya (Peru)

Submitted by Kelly Russo on Wed, 08/05/2009 - 00:00
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Regional Decisions
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Inter-American Commission
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(Admissibility Decision), Report No. 76/09

The Inter-American Commission found petitioners' claim, that Peru allowed a metallurgic plant to operate causing serious pollution and contamination resulting in illness and death of residents, admissible as an alleged violation of Articles 4, 5, 8, 13, 19, and 25 of the American Convention on Human Rights. Articles 4, 5, 8, 13, 19, and 25 of the American Convention recognize the right of American peoples to life, humane treatment, fair trail, freedom of thought and expression, rights of the child, and judicial protection, respectively. The Court held the claim to be inadmissible as an alleged violation of Article 11, recognizing the right to privacy, after consideration of the factual events proffered.