The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Hearings IACHR extractivism and Human Rights in Latin America – specific case of mining in Colombia

Summary of the two November 2013 hearings.

In a first hearing, the petitioners, who were present and had come from all over Latin America, expressed their concerns with regard to a new topic at the IACHR: the responsibility of States, including the home countries of the companies, as well as of the countries where the events occur. The second hearing analysed specifically the issue of extractive industry in Colombia.