During the academic week this year (from 23 February - 8 March) gast speakers Nancy Fuentes León from peru and Roxana Pencea and Tudor Bradatan from Romania will share their experience and knowledge in a serie of lectures and events.

Speakers Tour 23 february - 8 march

Mirtha Vásquez, director of GRUFIDES (Cajamarca, Peru) and lawyer of Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and Elmer Campos, travelled to Denver, where Newmont Mining held its annual shareholder meeting. Newmont is the main owner of the joint venture Yanacocha; the larges gold mine of Latin America. In name of the local population in Cajamarca that for years has been resisting Yanacocha's expansion project Minas Conga, Mirtha demanded the Newmont CEO and Board to stop harassing opponents of Conga. 

Article by Earth Rights International,  http://www.earthrights.org/media/peruvian-community-leaders-challenge-la...

New platform integrates geo-spatial data to present conflicts in context and expands its coverage

New human rights tool will shed light on the events leading to the paralysis of Peruvian Farmer during repression of 2011 protest