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EDC support to oil companies accused of abuses in Colombia questioned

Export Development Canada’s financing of two oil companies active in Colombia’s Rubiales and Quifa oilfields is questioned in this letter from Above Ground, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) and Project for International Accompaniment and Solidarity in Colombia (PASO International).

The four organizations express serious concern over the export credit agency’s decision to support Canadian company Pacific E&P and Colombian enterprise Ecopetrol in light of the well-documented environmental and human rights violations associated with their operations in the Rubiales and Quifa blocks.

June 2017 update

Please see subsequent correspondence between EDC, Above Ground, FIDH, CCAJAR, PASO International and Pacific E&P about this issue here.