How Mining Companies Silence and Nullify Actions by Indigenous Peoples to Protect their Rights

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Indigenous Peoples in Colombia struggle to protect their human, cultural and environmental rights. They frequently take these rights abuses to the Colombian Courts. Despite winning the cases companies manage to circumvent the implementation of the Court Orders

Community leaders  take immense risks in pursuing legal cases in an effort to ensure that the rule of law functions in Colombia. Between 1 January to 23 August 2020 , the UN  stated 97 human rights defenders were reportedly killed in Colombia

You will hear from Indigenous leader whose community is close to the Carbones del Cerrejón Limited Mine in La Guajira Colombia; a lawyer who is supporting these communities from one of the most important human rights law firms in Colombia; a civil society activist from a well-respected Civil Society Organisation and former UN Special Rapporteur about these issues.              


  • Misael Socarras Ipuana Wayuu Indigenous peoples
  • Michel Forst Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.
  • Jenny Ortiz CINEP/Peace Programme
  • Rosa Maria Mateus Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers and Plataforma Colombiana de Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Desarrollo

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