The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

The European Parliament must fulfill its promise to ‘use’ the FTA to demand improvements in human rights in Colombia

Press release on the hearing at the European Parliament on EU-Colombia Trade Agreement and Human Rights situation.

oday the European Parliament Sub-Committee on Human Rights has organised a hearing on the Situation of Human Rights in Colombia and the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Oidhaco welcomes this initiative because the process of ratification of the FTA led to in-depth discussions on the human rights situation in the country. MEPs were alerted to the continuing violence in the region and the potential impacts of this Agreement in the various sectors of the Colombian economy.