Colombian Penal Code (Código Penal Colombiano) (articles 416 and 417): This states that the crime of abuse of functions will be committed when a public servant or any authority abuses his or her position or law knowledge to obtain a private gain. It also creates a crime of omission, where a public servant has knowledge of an […]
In this case, the claimants were group of young people in Colombia who claimed that their rights were infringed by the Colombian government’s failure to do more about reducing climate change by reducing deforestation. The Colombian Supreme Court ordered government departments and ministries to prepare a plan within a specific timeframe to counteract the rate […]
Example of a complaint to the IFCCAO regarding a mining project in Colombia.
Today, a group of 25 plaintiffs, between 7 and 26 years old, are filing a legal action to demand that the national government protects their rights to a healthy environment, life, health, food, and water. They claim that the rampant deforestation in the Colombian Amazon and climate change are threatening these rights. This is the […]
Ruling by the Constitutional Court of Colombia on the right of indigenous peoples to participate through consultations in decisions that may affect them. The court ruled on Feb 3 1997 that consultations with indigenous people on economic and development projects affecting their land are fundamental rights of the peoples concerned. The Colombian Ministry of Environment […]
Colombia: UNODC revela que 60% de la explotación de oro es ilegal – Centro de Noticias, ONU. 10 de agosto, 2016 El 60% de la explotación de oro de aluvión en Colombia, extraído de corrientes de agua, se hace al margen de la ley y, en muchos casos, alimenta una cadena productiva que financia y fortalece el […]
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