1. Socio-environmental impacts of mining exploitation in Guatemala and in Quebec.
2. Resistance and social mobilisation.
3. Intimidation, threats, attacks, murders of socio-environmental rights defenders.
4. Criminalisation, judiciarisation, defamation, mistreatment of defenders
- Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (SLAPP) against rights defenders by mining companies.
5. Canadian foreign policy and international cooperation policy facilitating private investments to the detriment of human rights and a genuine development.
- Voluntarism and corporate social responsibility (CSR) versus corporate accountability.
- Weakening of the State versus democratic governance and state accountable to its to citizens.
- Cut-backs from the Canadian International Development Agency to silence opponents to Canadian mining investments.
- NGO partnerships and mining companies financed by the CIDA.
- Commercial and free-trade agreements.