Bogotá, 27 August 2019
CERREJÓN’S COMMENTS ON LONDON MINING NETWORK ́S ARTICLE ON THE STATUS OF THE TABACO COMMUNITY
We want to thank the Business and Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC) for allowing us to comment on the concerns expressed by the British NGO London Mining Network in their August 9 article entitled Tabaco, Colombia: still no justice after 18 years. We acknowledge LMN ́s role in contributing to the wellbeing of local communities and helping to ensure that their rights are respected. We share their concern, as well as that of the community, of recovering their social cohesion by finally living as a community. We maintain permanent engagement with the Tabaco community and we are committed to complying with our responsibilities, many of them already fulfilled, and make efforts so other parties, local authorities, comply with their own, as defined by the 2002 ruling from the Supreme Court of Justice and
the 2008 agreements between the community, the local municipality and Cerrejón...