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Carlos Rodríguez

HRD, Legal Advisor
National Coordinator of Human Rights (CNDDH)

Carlos Rodríguez is a member of the SOS-Torture Network of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and a human rights legal adviser for the National Coordinator of Human Rights (CNDDH), a civil society coalition with a long history defending and promoting human rights in Peru. Since 2016, Carlos has been providing legal assistance to the communities of Chancay who have been judicially harassed by extractive mining companies in the region.

While many human rights defenders (HRDs) can operate freely in Peru, those working on the environment, in particular on the environmental and human rights impact of the extractive industry, face harsh repression, including intimidation, smear campaigns, death threats, surveillance, and judicial harassment. Journalists and trade unionists have also been targeted.