UCL Institute of the Americas


Dr Juan Sebastián Smart Larraín

Local resistance to extractivism:community mobilisation in the case of Chile


PhD completed in 2019 | > UCL Discovery - open access


Dr Par Engstrom, Professor Kevin Middlebrook and Dr Graham Woodgate

Juan Sebastian Smart Larrain
My PhD explored the links between private entities' human rights abuses, community responses to those abuses, and the effects which may create human rights responsibilities/liabilities of non-state actors. To do so, this research will explore the struggle of communities against extractive industries in the Andean region of Latin America (specifically in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru), trying to identify the common/different strategies based on a human rights language and their outcomes.