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Cerrejón Coal (joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Glencore)

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15 August 2017
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Diversas comunidades de la etnia Wayúu en La Guajira interpusieron acciones de tutela para detener el desvío del arroyo Bruno, una de las fuentes de agua más importantes en la región más desértica de Colombia, e iniciaron campañas mundiales de defensa...

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26 July 2017
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La publicación del informe correspondiente a ataques contra defensoras y defensores de derechos humanos en 2016 a nivel mundial de la ONG Global Witness indica que Brasil, Colombia, Honduras y Nicaragua son los países con más casos reportados de...

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24 July 2017

"Public letter from Cerrejón to Global Witness on the 2016 Defenders of the Earth Report"

Author: Lina Echeverri, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Cerrejón

We have read carefully the 2016 Defenders of the Earth report, published by Global Witness. The loss of any human life is cause for sorrow, and this is particularly the case where people are killed as they are trying to defend their land and their...

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13 July 2017

Brazil most dangerous country for environmental defenders, report finds

Author: Correio do Povo

"Brasil lidera ranking de ecologistas assassinados em 2016," 13 July 2017...

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13 July 2017

Colombia: New Global Witness video on the situation of Wayúu indigenous peoples fighting Cerrejón’s La Guajira coal mine; includes company comments

Author: Global Witness

“Profit or peace: Activist killings at all-time high in Colombia” - 13 July, 2017...

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12 July 2017

"Cerrejón's position on Global Witness's "Defend the Earth" report"

Author: Cerrejón (Colombia)

Regarding the recent Global Witness report... Cerrejón: Categorically rejects any threat to the lives and dignity of social and human rights leaders. In case we have known of such threats, the company has asked the competent Government authorities to...

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11 May 2017
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En medio de discusiones que tienen que ver con la autonomía otorgada por la Corte Constitucional a los municipios para decidir por vía de consultas populares si aceptan o no hacer minería a cielo abierto, se mantiene la amenaza de la minería “ilegal” ...

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5 May 2017
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Publicado en mayo, 2017 - Contenido: 1. Los desafíos de la globalización: reflexiones sobre la responsabilidad empresarial en materia de derechos humanos…Humberto Cantú Rivera (Universidad de Monterrey, México [editor y compilador]. ...

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19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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9 April 2017

Colombia: Swedish energy firm Vattenfall investigates human rights impacts linked to suppliers' coal mining operations

After a three-week research in the field interviewing different stakeholders and visiting coal mining sites in Cesar and La Guajira departments of Colombia, NGO PAX urges Vattenfall to ensure victim voices are included in the company human rights...

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