The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Serious attacks against human rights defenders and people struggling for peace

Recent weeks have been marked by assassinations and forced disappearances of people struggling for peace and respect for human rights. The document presents the situation on the bases of different cases and includes recommendations.

In late March we reported on the worsening of attacks against human rights defenders in Colombia . Unfortunately, since March this trend has been confirmed. Recent weeks have been marked by assassinations and forced disappearances of people struggling for peace and respect for human rights. In the first three months of 2012, thirteen human rights defenders were killed; that is one each week .