UN rights expert urges Colombia to suspend some Cerrejon mine operations

David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights said Colombia should suspend some of coal miner Cerrejon’s operations, citing health and environmental concerns. Cerrejon, owned equally by BHP Group, Anglo American and Glencore, has rejected the allegations and said the Rapporteur’s comments were concerning. The statement comes after a request by a British barrister alleging that mining has damaged the health of local Wayuu indigenous people.

Source: Reuters