Peru is violating the rights of indigenous people by failing to secure their consent before energy companies drill on their lands, the United Nations said… Its report was issued three months after clashes between police and indigenous groups, angered over plans to open their land to investment…”In practice, the right of indigenous people to be consulted and give their informed consent prior to the start of extractive work on their lands is not fully respected in some cases,” the U.N. Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said…Environmental and human rights organizations say energy operations in the jungle threaten to damage the environment and risk exposing remote tribes to new and deadly diseases.
This rebuke clearly has implications for mining companies as well as oil and gas companies.