The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Publications: Human Rights

OIDHACO and European civil society organisations make a request to the United Nations Security Council during its visit to Colombia in February 2024

Oidhaco and European civil society organisations from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, welcome the visit of the Security Council to Colombia at a time when it is necessary to strengthen the processes that promote peace. We ask that the Security Council during its visit to Colombia, holds meetings with

Read more »

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

Read more »

Alert for an Arauca in peace

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.

Read more »

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

Read more »

New European agenda with Colombia

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[1]

Read more »

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

Read more »