Tag: Maya people

Chalillo Dam dispute goes before Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has given the government of Belize three months to respond to allegations filed 12 years ago by BELPO, an organization representing the Maya people and affected communities.

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IACHR considers human rights violations regarding Chalillo dam

More than 10 years after its completion in September 2005, the Americas’ official human rights watchdog has opened a case against the government of Belize to consider the impacts of the country’s long controversial, Canadian-owned Chalillo dam.