OECD to probe if ESB breached human rights guidelines over Colombian coal

An investigation is to be launched by the OECD into the Irish state owned electricity company ESB’s use of coal from a controversial Colombian mine following a complaint by human rights and environmental non-governmental organisations.. The complaint lodged with the OECD’s National Contact Point here by the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN) will investigate whether the state’s electricity supplier breached human rights guidelines by using coal from the Cerrejón mine in northern Colombia.

Source: RTE