This issue includes a special focus on the peace negotiations, the situation of human rights defenders, Colombia in Europe, monitoring of the FTA and the interventions regarding Colombia in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on March 26th.
The OIDHACO General Assembly requests guarantees for protesters during the National Strike in Colombia and sends alert regarding alleged use of excessive force by the state security forces.
On 28 April, a National Strike began in more than 500 municipalities in Colombia. Convened by the National Strike Committee, this protest brings together several sectors of the population. The protesters are criticizing the government’s tax reform bill, as they believe that it would lead to greater poverty. Moreover, they are protesting about the mismanagement