International organisations express their concern on the fifth anniversary of the detention of David Ravelo Crespo, a prominent Colombian human rights defender 14 September 2015 marked five years since the distinguished human rights defender, David Ravelo Crespo, member of the Regional Corporation for the Defense of Human Rights (CREDHOS) from the city of Barrancabermeja (Colombia)
International attention following the critical Human Rights violations in Buenaventura. Watch the reportage by Pascale Mariani, Juan Orozco and Fernade Van Tets (France 24). The reportage is followed by English analysis of Antonio Sampaio (The international Institute for Strategic Studies). Also available in French by Jean Jacques Kourliandsky (IRIS sur les Questions Ibériques)
European Union needs to rethink its Latin America and the Caribbean relations Over 100 organizations presented their recommendations to the European Union during the second EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum held in Brussels, organised by CONCORD and Mesa de Articulación, last March 19. See attach
The Oidhaco, La Taula Catalana per la Pau, Codpi, the Observatorio Adpi and Ask strongly denounce al violent events occurred in the last weeks and perpetrated by armed actors against Indigenous peoples.
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.
Press release – An SOS to Europe for the lives of the Awa indigenous peoples and for Colombian peasants’ seeds
This week two representants of the victims of the war in Colombia and of the consecuences of the FTA signed in their countries visited Brussels.