Mining and Human Rights in Colombia

Wednesday 7th November 2012
17.30 – 19.00
University of Glasgow
Wolfson Medical School Building
Seminar Room 3 (Gannochy)
Location C8 on Campus map:

Event presented in collaboration between GHRN, SCIAF and ABColombia.

This event is part of a series of events organised by advocacy group ABColombia across the UK to raise awareness of the human rights, environmental and developmental issues associated with the extractives industry in Latin America.

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

We’re delighted to welcome visiting Awá indigenous leaders for the event, who will provide insight into their experiences of the impact mining is having on many communities across Colombia.


  • ABColombia will present a context analysis and the UK launch of their new report on extractives in Colombia: “Giving it Away: The Dire Consequences of an Unsustainable Mining Policy in Colombia.”
  • Visiting Awá indigenous Colombian leaders will provide insight into their experiences
  • Dr David Karp, GHRN, will discuss Business and Human Rights from a global perspective.
  • Attendees will be asked to take part in an open session for questions and debate

The event will conclude with refreshments served in the Wolfson Atrium

All are welcome – event is free of charge.  Please register for this event on

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