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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...

The recognition of the right to land, a historic demand by peasant movements throughout the world, is gaining momentum at the international level. This publication takes stock...

Members of the leftist opposition party, the Democratic Pole and La Cumbre Agraria, (a social movement in Colombia) filed a lawsuit challenging Article 173 of the National Development Plan (NDP) in Colombia. The NDP had already banned new mining licenses, but allowed the 347 licenses granted to mine for gold or oil to remain in effect. The páramo, or moorland, is one of the most important ecosystems in Colombia, providing drinking water for much of the country by storing water in the rainy season and releasing it in the dry season.