The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Development and responsible business practices – extractive industries in developing countries

Intervention by Sergio Coronado at the Development Committee of the European Parliament on the impacts of large-scale mining in Colombia, mainly in relation to human rights, poverty and environmental rights.

On September 17, 2013 the Development Committee of the European Parliament hold a hearing entitled “Promoting development through responsible business practices, including the role of extractive industries in developing countries” to which Sergio Coronado – Representative of the Colombian Platform for Democracy, Development and Human Rights*was invited in order to present the situation in Colombia.