Ecosystem Services

Sentence SU698/17 (Arroyo Bruno case), Constitutional Court of Colombia

Representatives of indigenous communities presented constitutional claims against government authorities and a mining company (Cerrejón) for threatening their fundamental rights to water, food sovereignty, and health by diverting a 3-kilometer section of a stream (Arroyo Bruno) in order to expand coal-mining operations in an arid region of the Department of La Guajira in Colombia.

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