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Caught in the Cross Fire: Indigenous Peoples, Black Communities, and Extractives in Colombia

Viviane Weitzner

Caught in the Cross Fire: Indigenous Peoples, Black Communities, and Extractives in Colombia
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Resource Type Policy Brief
Language
  • English
  • Español
Year 2012
Country Colombia
Topic
  • FPIC
  • Rights and Legal Framework
Complexity Moderate
Keywords
  • Business Practices
  • Consultation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Land Access
  • Monitoring
  • Pimatsiwin
  • Self-Determination
  • Social & Cultural Impacts
  • UNDRIP
Written By NGO
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
  • Indigenous Allies
  • Leadership and Management
Description This policy brief, describes the results of a participatory action research project conducted to explore the violence experienced by ethnic populations in Colombia as a result of mining practices. They found that despite a legislative framework, the government was unable to protect human rights on the ground, as a result of a lack of accountability mechanisms and the voluntary nature of Corporate Social Responsibility among extractive industries.
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