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The Institute has provided grants and technical support to several civil society organizations — including human rights organizations, ecumenical groups, women's and youth organizations, and Afro-Colombian and ethnic communities. For example, the Institute has supported the Citizens' Commissions for ...
IACHR Urges Colombia to Adopt Urgent Measures to Protect Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders ... effect that those murders have in parts of the country and Colombian society in general", stated the Rapporteur for the Rights of Human Rights Defenders, Commissioner Francisco Eguiguren.

Brunori, 52, is a heavyweight in human rights affairs and previously led the international organization's Central America office. In Guatemala, the diplomat worked closely with Ivan Velasquez, the Colombian attorney whose investigations in Colombia ended up in the incarceration of scores of politicians, ...
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has asked the Colombian government to take immediate action to address the Wayuu women's crisis. The government has promised to act, but its efforts have fallen short, speaking volumes about Colombia's commitment to the Wayuu. Government food ...
(LWI) - Despite the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the main guerrilla group, human rights violations continue. A parallel report assembled by the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and Colombian human rights organizations speaks of assassinations of human rights activists, ...
The present report describes the human rights situation in Colombia in relation to peace, security, development and democracy in 2017. It also highlights some activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the country. In particular, the report presents the ...

The government has said it is stepping up efforts to punish those responsible and is sending more state prosecutors to Colombia's south and Pacific regions. Colombian authorities have handed down 15 convictions since 2015, including five last year, for crimes against human rights defenders, according to ...
On International Women's Day, Colombian authorities should spotlight female activists like Guisao, who are being threatened and killed, and honor their contributions to human rights. Despite Colombia's programs to protect activists, the number of murdered human rights activists has increased after the ...
Colombia will engage in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process in May 2018. The UPR is a state-driven human rights review process at the UN Human Rights Council. This mechanism is used to assess the human rights records of all UN Member States. During the UPR process, other UN Member ...
“We express our worry about the persistence of forced displacement of indigenous people and farming communities in the rural areas of Caceres, which between 19 January and today has affected at least 822 people,” the U.N. Commission on Human Rights and the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees ...
Colombia's current president, Juan Manuel Santos, was minister of Defense from 2006 to 2009. From 2002 to 2008, the Colombian military murdered about 3,000 civilians, passing them off as slain rebels. As human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik explained (Huffington Post,11/20/14) , the International Criminal ...
The court hears cases brought by those governments or the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Its decision has immediate implications for a recent case in Colombia. A lower court on Monday ruled against a group of 25 youths who petitioned last month to require the government to stop ...
As a result of the official inaction, human rights groups have set up the Integral Program of Security and Protection for Communities and Organizations. An estimated 170 Colombian social leaders were killed in 2017, up from 117 in 2016, according to a recent report by the Institute of Studies for Peace ...
As you know, Colombia is designated a Human Rights Priority Country by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and protection of human rights defenders is a priority focus for our work. I regularly raise violence against human rights defenders during my meetings with Colombian Ministers and the ...
As a member of the Patriotic March, Espinel has dedicated years to human rights and urban development. More recently, he had been monitoring a number of armed groups traveling throughout the area and alerting government officials to their presence. Rising violence along with an escalation in murders ...
Added Vivanco of Human Rights Watch, Rodriguez Barragan's retirement “opens the door for ending an era of corporative support to officers under investigation for atrocities and ensuring that armed forces send a strong message that they've closed the dark chapter of 'false positives.'” Colombia's bloody ...
Human Rights Watch is urging the Colombian government to halt the promotion of five senior military officers. They are being investigated for allegedly executing civilians who were wrongly accused of being "guerrilla" fighters. As many as 3,000 Colombians - many of them farmers - were allegedly killed by ...

CLAREMORRIS native and Fine Gael senator Catherine Noone recently visited Christian Aid projects in Colombia. The senator travelled as part of a ... Ms Noone met human rights defenders, as well as indigenous groups who have been forced from their homes by the conflict. Colombia has one of the ...
The Americas were found to be the deadliest regions for human rights activists, the Amnesty report said. In Colombia, 51 human rights defenders were killed in the first half of 2017, the study said, quoting Colombian NGO Somos Defensores. In Brazil, 66 human rights defenders were killed in 2016, ...
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday that five Colombian officers strongly linked to extrajudicial killings have been chosen as candidates for army promotions. During the height of the military's offence against the armed groups between 2002 and 2008, security forces killed several thousand civilians, ...
“Naturally, each of these five officers enjoys the presumption of innocence,” said Jose Miguel Vivanco, Americas director of Human Rights Watch. “But promoting them while they are still under investigation would signal that Colombian authorities are not serious about ensuring justice for false positives.”.
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia's Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas and Colombian armed forces chief Gen. ... promotions in Colombia includes five officers linked by strong evidence to extrajudicial killings that are under criminal investigation, Human Rights Watch said today.
For example, another directive, which Human Rights Watch released last year, states: “kills are not the most important issue, they are the only issue.” The directive says it describes the policies of Gen. Mario Montoya Uribe, who commanded the army between 2006 and 2008, when the killings peaked.
Colombia is a country of deep inequalities and traveling across the country for Human Rights Watch, I see them on stark display. Perhaps the contrast is best seen when examining the protracted and largely needless hunger crisis in northern La Guajira province. There, the Wayuu, the country's largest ...
Human Rights Watch visited La Guajira in August 2016 and June 2017 to ... The crisis is also rooted in the Colombian government's serious ...
The Colombian government sees things differently. It says the ... is working on measures to protect human rights and environmental defenders.
Colombia: Human Rights and the Peace Agreement - Amnesty ... Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government formally ...
The Inter-American Human Rights Commission is set to hold two hearings ... human rights violations against campesino and social leaders in Colombia, ... The IACHR recently issued a statement condemning the Colombian ...
... to forcibly eradicate coca could spur human rights violations: think tank ... according to a new report from a major Colombian think tank.
Another social leader has been killed in Colombia after activists reported ... At least 101 social leaders and human rights defenders were killed ...
Colombia: UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights urges ... response of the Colombian authorities to the massive flow of people from ...
Security Council hails 'remarkable achievements' one year after Colombian peace accord ... Security Council on Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the signing and entry-into-force of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC-EP).
Colombian indigenous leader Aulio Isamara Forastero was ... Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia formally condemned ...
In the past couple of years, while the Colombian government has been ... Human rights organisations and social leaders demand more ...
But Colombia need not worry—Trump stopped short of designating it “non-compliant” under current foreign aid requirements, because “the Colombian National ... clear evidence of demonstrably worse human rights violations.
“If we were able to put an end to an armed conflict in Colombia that has left ... he said, pressing States to include human rights in their policies ...
Unprecedented Ruling Condemns 32 Colombian Paramilitary Soldiers ... AUC, were responsible for various human rights abuses in Colombia.
Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel leader Rodrigo Londono, known as ... respects human rights and guarantees economic development for all.".
Colombia's decades-old conflict with the FARC, preceded by another ... In his magnum opus 100 Years of Solitude, the late Colombian Nobel ... UP remains one of the most indelible stains on Colombia's human rights record, ...
For the families of the 45,630 missing people that the Colombian ... after serious human rights violations poses substantial challenges for the ...
Colombian human rights activist Piedad Cordoba is slated to meet Argentine activist Milagro Sala on Tuesday. Sala is currently under house ...
... opposition challenges peace deal before human rights commission ... In that referendum, 50.2% of Colombian voters rejected the first draft of ...
The report also affirmed that there is a systematic and general violation of human rights in Colombia, which left a significant number of victims.
As the final stocks of rebel arms were loaded onto a lorry in northern Colombia last week, President Juan Manuel Santos declared it the “last ...
While Colombia is known for one of the worst human rights records in the world, it remains a top recipient of US military aid and enjoys ...
[1] Following the IACHR ruling, Colombian high courts ordered the government ... [14] Colombia's National Institute for Health told Human Rights ...
Let me first stress that HRW applauds the efforts of the Colombian ... Human Rights Watch is concerned that, as it stands, the justice component ...
OIDHACO - the 'International Office on Human Rights - Action Colombia' has welcomed progress made towards peace in Colombia, but expressed its deep concern at the risks faced by Colombian civil society in this new phase of peace-building. Over the ...
The EU and the UN have worked, for example, with Governments in Iraq, the Central African Republic, Thailand, Ukraine and Colombia to integrate human rights in their development plans. Partnership is crucial to success. According to the report ...
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine police have turned to planting evidence and faking police reports in the name of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, according to a report released by international organization Human Rights Watch on Thursday, ...


 

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