Friends of the Earth International (FOEI), Transnational Institute (TNI),
Oilwatch and Friends of the Earth Colombia (CENSAT Agua Viva) are inviting you to attend a three- day conference on Environmental Rights and Human Rights in Cartagena, Colombia, September 16-18, 2003.

International experts on environmental issues and human rights issues will speak about:

  • the impact of war on environmental rights and human rights
  • human right violations of environmental activists
  • impunity for environmental crimes
  • biodiversity, public property or merchandise?
  • accountability for transnational corporations
  • land rights and territories
  • environmental justice
  • ecological debt from northern countries to the south.

Among the invited speakers:

  • Sara Larrain, Cono Sur Sustentable, ex-presidential candidate Chile
  • Gustavo Petro, Member of Congress, Colombia
  • Joan Martínez Alier, economist, Barcelona
  • Duduzile Mphenyeke, Khanya College, South Africa
  • Folabi K. Olagbaju, Amnesty International, USA
  • Carlos Gaviria, senator, Colombia
  • Francisca Rodríguez, Anamuri, Vía Campesina, Chile
  • Ricardo Carrere, World Rainforest Movement, Uruguay
  • Kenny Bruno, Earth Rights International, USA
  • Nnimmo Bassey, Environmental Rights Action, Nigeria
  • Tony Juniper, Friends of the Earth
  • Floro Tunubala, head of regional government Cauca, Colombia
  • Pipog Udommittipong, Kalayanamitra Council, Thailand
  • Berito Cobaría, Cabildo Mayor U`wa, Colombia
  • Alirio Uribe, Vice president, Int. Federation for Human Rights, FIDH, Colombia
  • Ricardo Navarro, president Friends of the Earth International, El Salvador

Friends of the Earth International is the world’s largest grassroots
environmental federation with 68 national member groups in as many countries and around one million individual members


WHEN: September 16-18th 2003

WHERE: hotel Caribe, Cartagena – Colombia

Telephone in Colombia +571 244 2465 fax tel +571 3377709

Websites: ,

Entrance fee: free for press, registration required with letter

Languages: spanish and english