Extraction Casino: Mining companies gambling with Latin American lives and sovereignty through international arbitration

By Jen Moore and Manuel Perez Rocha, published by Mining Watch Canada, Institute for Policy Studies and Center for International Environmental Law, April 2019

This report exposes 38 cases of mining companies that have been filing dozens of multi-million dollar claims against Latin American countries before investment arbitration tribunals, demanding compensation for court decisions, public policies and other government measures that they claim reduce the value of their investments. In most of these cases, communities have been actively organizing to resist mining activities and defend their land, health, environment, self-determination and ways of life. Available at https://ips-dc.org/report-extraction-casino