Human Rights Clinic Supports Peruvian Organizations Efforts to Prevent Mining Abuses
October 5, 2015—Columbia Law School Human Rights Clinic students Sofia Minieri ’16 LL.M., Thor Petersen ’17, and Vanessa Racehorse ’17 traveled to Washington, D.C., last week with Clinical Teaching Fellow Benjamin Hoffman and Peruvian human rights leader Milton Sánchez Cubas to advocate before the World Bank and U.S. government about the human rights and environmental risks of a proposed new gold mine in Peru. This week, the team is traveling to Lima, Peru, to continue their advocacy.
|(from left) Vanessa Racehorse ’17, Milton Sánchez Cubas, Thor Petersen ’17, and Sofia Minieri ’16 LL.M. presented a report opposing a proposed Peruvian gold mine to the World Bank and a Congressional committee.|