Policy Brief

Gold Mining, Human Rights and Due Diligence in Colombia [EN]

Gold Mining, Human Rights and Due Diligence in Colombia
Views from the civil society on the implementation of the EU Regulation on the responsible sourcing of conflict minerals and policy recommendations

Joint Policy Note


Colombia is one of the countries categorised as a conflict region by the EU Regulation on Responsible Sourcing. This paper will take a closer look at gold extraction in Colombia in the context of the violent conflict and human rights abuses taking place there. From there, the paper will present recommendations directed towards the implementation of Accompanying Measures of the EU Regulation on Responsible Sourcing in Colombia, as well as additional measures needed to diminish the levels of conflict and human rights violations in this sector.

The diagnosis presented in the following pages is the result of several workshops and two investigations carried out by Colombian civil society organisations in collaboration with European entities.

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