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Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida (Environmental Committee in Defense of Life), an environmental and human rights defenders' movement in Colombia, held a symbolic act on Tuesday, October 2, in front of the Palace...

 

Movimiento Afrocolombiano Cimarrón (social movement of Colombian people of African descent) has issued a national call to demand equal rights from the Colombian government. The...

In February 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a landmark advisory opinion that explicitly affirmed the right to a healthy environment as “fundamental to the existence of humanity.”

Amidst rising international concern about the human rights implications of a trans-...

Global Witness, the author of the report, Defenders of the Earth, showcases their research on the 200 land and environmental defenders’ deaths in 2016. The increasing suppression of environmental and land rights activism in many countries is spreading, and their right...

The following petition has been initiated by ESCR-Net members Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida and International Network of Human Rights (RIDH) who invite any member of ESCR-Net or the public to add their signature in support. Señor JUAN MANUEL SANTOS CALDERON President of the Republic of...
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Colombia

On April 28, 2017, the South African Company AngloGold Ashanti issued a press release regarding the mining project “La Colosa” in the town of Cajamarca, department of Tolima, Colombia. The press release announced their decision to stop all project activities, and...

On 27 March, 2017, the residents of the Cajamarca region of Colombia, decided by a democratic popular referendum to reject a mining project that threatens an environmentally protected rural area...

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Colombia
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Economic Policy and Human Rights
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The Red Latinoamericana sobre Industrias Extractivas (RLIE), of which Fundar, Centro de Análisis e Investigación is a member, launched a new website...