LETTER: Environmental and Human Rights Groups Submit Letter to Colombian President
On September 15, EIA and a coalition of environmental and human rights groups submitted a letter to the president of Colombia, Juan Santos, to express concern regarding the irregular accumulation of lands in Mapiripán, Meta for the purpose of oil palm expansion, and to request you take immediate action to protect land claimants whose lives are currently under threat in the municipality.
The full letter may be found here.
The following organiziations signed on to this letter:
Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America
Colombia Land Rights Monitor
Environmental Investigation Agency
Forest Peoples Programme, UK
Friends of the Earth, U.S.
International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights
International Labor Rights Forum
Latin America Working Group
Rainforest Action Network
Rainforest Foundation Norway
Rainforest Rescue, Germany
Transport & Environment
United Steelworkers, AFL-CIO/CLC (USW)
Washington Office on Latin America
Witness for Peace, Colombia