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The alleged victims, and some as petitioners, allege that the State is responsible for the violation of their rights due to the lack of protection and control of a mining project which would have caused the irreversible deterioration of the environment and effects on the decent life of eight populated centres and ten communities in the area3.

Approved by the Commission on 9 March 2022.

Accepted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights based in Costa Rica.

English translation of our case

Evaluation of the Design and Construction of the Tailings Dams for the Mirador Mine, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador

Steve Emerman’s Report

Evaluation of the Design and Construction of the Tailings Dams for the Mirador Mine, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador

Legal Update from March 2019

David Dene and Julio Prieto, experts recognized by the Harmony with Nature program of the United Nations, presented the request based on a rigorous technical report prepared by Dr. Steven H. Emerman, who is an internationally recognized expert on tailings dams and their structural integrity.