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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.

On July 14, the International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent a letter to the government of Colombia to express concern...

On 3 June 2016, the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) sent ...

The movements of people affected by dams, includding several ESCR-Members, from different Latin-American countries call to organizations, networks, activists and social movements to sum to the mobilizations of the week of March 14...

On 9 February 2016, Amnesty International (AI) submitted a written statement to the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council regarding the human rights situation in Colombia....

The forum took place in Medellin, Colombia, last October 27th and 28th and it is maybe an unprecedented event of this kind, since it brought together to representatives of domestic workers of 10 Latin American and the Caribbean countries in order to know...

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Colombia
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Women and ESCR
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AIDA and other civil society organizations finally celebrated the temporary and preventive suspension of aerial spraying with glyphosate as an advance in the protection of public health and the right to a healthy environment in Colombia....

On 9 September 2009, a national and international campaign for the protection of Colombia's human rights defenders was launched in Bogotá by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Margaret Sekaggya. ABColombia, Oidhaco and the U.S....