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9 Mar 2020

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La W Radio (Colombia)

"Which are the companies related to human rights violations in Colombia?"

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Unofficial translation from Spanish into English by the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre.

...The report says that "doing business without the proper care of communities and workers - even by not consulting communities or having accessible grievance mechanisms - only makes the brutal silencing of their representatives more likely" ... The most documented type of attack were murders, followed by death threats, beatings and violence. Most of the people who were attacked were leaders and members of the affected communities, trade unionists and Afro-Colombian and indigenous people ... In some cases, companies have allegedly contributed to the attacks. In most of the others, defenders have been attacked because their work raised concerns about business operations...

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