Barrister asks for UN intervention to halt operations at the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia on behalf of Wayuu indigenous people in Colombia

The community ‘filed an urgent request for the intervention of the UN Special Rapporteur on the issue of human rights obligations… In essence, the communities are seeking the suspension of all mining activities by Cerrejon in the current context’. There are concerns over levels of pollution, noise, dust as well as level of water use. Cerrejon rejects the allegations.