Conference on mining and human rights in Colombia and Latin America

London, 12. November 2012, 9.00 – 18.00h

Autor:  ABColombia
WO:  London, Senate House

ABColombia and the Human Rights Consortium are please to invite you to a conference on mining and human rights in Colombia and Latin America:
Mining in Colombia and Latin America: will the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights improve accountability?

Issues of natural resource governance are invariably at the centre of development and human rights debates as the extractive sector represents a growing part of Latin American economies. In Colombia, the government has identified the mining and energy sector as a key component of its current National Development Plan and one of the ‘backbones of the Colombian economy’.
Tackling these questions at this conference will be experts from a range of disciplines and key public bodies, including scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers, as well as representatives from the legal sector and mining industry. We are also extremely pleased to welcome indigenous and campesino community leaders from Colombia, including Embera and Awá indigenous peoples, to share the impact mining is having on their communities.

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