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29 Jan 2019

Colombia: 13 NGOs express support for Afro-descendant community alleging loss of land, livelihood & access to water caused by Cerrejon Coal

After years of conflicts over their right to land/territory, Afro Colombian communities of Roche that had been displaced by Cerrejon [joint venture Anglo American, BHP Billiton & Glencore] decided to enter peacefully an area of the company to press for a solution to their problems of access to water and unsuccessful productive projects.  Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Cerrejón to respond. The response is available below,