Brussels, 19 April 2022 President of the Republic of Colombia, Ivan Duque Marquez Office of the President of the Republic of Colombia, Casa de Nariño: Carrera 8 No. 7 – 26, Bogotá D.C., Colombia We are writing to express our concern about the risk situation for women leaders and women human rights defenders in Colombia.
Public letter to the european authorities about their public declarations issued after the VII High-Level Dialogue and the XIII Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and Colombia
Colombia remains the country with the highest murder rate for human rights defenders in the world. The record of serious human rights violations has even been recognized by the Colombian Government, and there was an alarming escalation just in early 2022, with at least 19 massacres and 22 social leaders murdered. In this regard, the
Oidhaco and the signatory organisations below wish to express our serious concerns about the deterioration of the security situation in Colombian regions, and the increase in attacks against social leaders and political candidates in the pre-electoral period.
The international civil society organizations signed on to this statement alert of the serious humanitarian situation and human rights crisis affecting the civilians of Arauca department. The crisis has exacerbated in recent days, but social organizations have denounced the situation in the region for several years now.
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the undersigned organizations urgently call on the European authorities to speak out about impunity in cases of enforced disappearance in Colombia.
Oidhaco and the undersigned organisations express concern about the increased risk to human rights defenders and the humanitarian crisis in Chocó
Brussels, 25 October 2021 The undersigned organisations alert the international community to the escalating armed conflict, killings and mass displacements currently taking place in the region of Chocó, Colombia: a geo-strategic region bordering Panama and close to Buenaventura, Colombia’s largest port through which the majority of imports and exports to Europe pass. Oidhaco monitors the
The socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened pre-existing global inequalities and increased pressure on people in vulnerable situations. This has had a particular impact on human rights and democracy cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Colombia. Although priorities have been redefined, political and financial cooperation for the implementation of the Peace Agreement
Members of the EU Parliament send out a letter to Colombian President acknowledging the work done by the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) and condemning the repression in the context of the National Strike
36 MEPs, of different nationalities and political groups, addressed their concern about the current risks for defenders of the rights of indigenous peoples, afrodescendant communities, small-scale farmers, students, young people and women, especially in regions historically affected by the internal armed conflict, such as the department of Cauca. They call upon the Colombian government to provide
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
A call on the Protection of life, the territory and the exercise of self-government of the indigenous communities of the Cauca department
The international civil society organisations signatories to this public statement, Diakonia, ForumCiv, Act Church of Sweden, We Effect and SweFOR, responsible for the implementation of the Project “Aremos Paz”, funded by the European Fund for Peace of the European Union and the Swedish International Development Agency – Sida, and the International Office for Human Rights