Big miners face new front in Colombia human rights battle

The Global Legal Action Network claims Anglo American, BHP and Glencore — joint owners of the Cerrejón mine — have failed to meet standards for multinational enterprises (MNE) developed by the Paris-based organisation. It alleges that persistent expansion of the mine over the past four decades has led to ruinous environmental degradation with a serious impact on human rights. GLAN has filed complaints in Australia, Ireland, Switzerland and the UK with the OECD contact points charged with ensuring compliance with the guidelines.

Source: The Financial Times