The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Mining in Colombia: Basics to overcome the extractive model

80% of the human rights violations occurring in Colombia, are taking place in the mining and oil municipalities. Main conclusions of the report; some reactions after its publication; and recommendations by Oidhaco.

In May 2013, the Colombian Comptroller General (Contraloría General de la República) published a report entitled “Mining in Colombia: Basics to overcome the extractive model” (Minería en Colombia: Fundamentos para superar el modelo extractivista) which was widely covered by the national press.