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15 Braz. J. Int'l L. 243 (2018)
Human Rights and Extractive Industries in Latin America: What Responsibility of Corporation and Their States of Origin for Human Rights Violations in the Inter-American Human Rights System

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Human rights and extractive industries
in  Latin   America: what responsibility of
corporations and their States of origin for
human rights violations in the Inter-American
Human Rights System?*

                                           Alberto do Amaral Junior**
                                           Viviana Palacio Revello***


   The second half of the twentieth century reached expansion of exter-
nal trade, followed in some cases by improvement in democratic processes
and living conditions. Nevertheless, the strong rise of economic globali-
zation and trade among countries started to challenge the enjoyment of
some human  rights. Investment agreements redefine economic landscapes,
but simultaneously some of them threaten civil and political rights, as well
as economic, social and cultural rights. Before this situation, in the field of
human  rights and extractive industries in Latin America, the issue related to
responsibility of corporations and their States of origin for human rights
violations in the inter-American human rights system arises. Inter-American
standards and prospects on responsibility for human rights abuses commit-
ted by corporations operating in a third State are discussed in this paper. We
concluded that even if international standards on this issue are still streng-
thening, positive developments can be arising.

Keywords:  Global market. Human rights. Concessional agreements. Cor-
porations. International responsibility of the State.


   La segunda mitad del siglo veinte trajo consigo la expansi6n del comer-
cio, seguido en algunos casos de mejoramiento en los procesos democra-
ticos y las condiciones de vida. Sin embargo, el auge de la globalizaci6n
econ6mica y el comercio entre paises comenz6 a desafiar el goce de algunos
derechos humanos. A pesar de que los acuerdos de inversi6n redefinen pers-
pectivas econ6micas, la ejecuci6n de algunos de ellos amenaza el goce de los
derechos civiles y politicos, asi como de los derechos econ6micos, sociales

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