Camisea project expansion plans given green light by Peruvian Government

Route of the Camisea gas pipeline, Urubamba valley
By
A Goldstein, 2003

Camisea project expansion plans given green light by Peruvian Government

On 27 January 2014, Peru's Ministry of Energy and Mines formally approved the Camisea gas project's expansion plans within the Kugapakori, Nahua and Nanti Reserve after the Ministry of Culture finally gave its endorsement of the project. In so doing, and as the recently published Forest Peoples Programme report titled Violating rights and threatening lives: The Camisea gas project and indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation highlights, it is considered to have violated its own human rights obligations to safeguard the rights to life, health and self-determination of the Reserve's inhabitants as well as disregarded the recommendations of international human rights bodies including the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights.

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Conrad Feather, Project Officer