Human Rights Organizations Appeal to the Colombian Government to Respect the Outcome of Referendums

The Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida (Environmental Committee for the Defense of Life, Colombia), RIDH (Switzerland), together with the committees who led the Abeláez and Pijao referendums, have addressed a letter to the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón.
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Human Rights Organizations Appeal to the Colombian Government to Respect the Outcome of Referendums

24/07/2017 - Por: RIDH and CADV | Photo: CENSAT Agua Viva - Amigos de la Tierra Colombia

The Comité Ambiental en Defensa de la Vida (Environmental Committee for the Defense of Life, Colombia), RIDH (Switzerland), together with the committees who led the Abeláez and Pijao referendums, have addressed a letter to the Colombian government, intended to the President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. They demand that the voices of the communities and various social and environmental movements who carried out referendums—resulting in the rejection of mining projects on their territories, be heard and respected.

Below is the supporting letter signed by all participants.

For more information, please contact Dilberto Trujillo (dilbertotrujillo@ridh.org) or Renzo García Parra (renzoasamblea@gmail.com).