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.
Press release: European Latinamerican Parliamentary Assembly calls for effective action to end femicide
On Saturday March 29th, the EuroLat adopted at his meeting in Athens an emergency resolution entitled “Femicide in the European Union and Latin America” by Gloria Flórez and Raül Romeva i Rueda. European Latinamerican Parliamentary Assembly calls for effective action to end femicide
Press release – International Day for the right to Truth concerning Gross Violations of Human Rights and for the Dignity of VictimsThe Victims’ right to Truth must not be overshadowed by impunity in Colombia
The Victims’ right to Truth must not be overshadowed by impunity in Colombia.
Femicide is the killing of women based on gender. Civil society organisations urge the EU and CELAC to demonstrate political will to end femicide.
For the International Women’s Day, the Greens / EFA Group in the European Parliament with the support of civil society, ALOP, CIFCA, Oidhaco and Groupo Sur and together with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, organised a day dedicated to finding solutions to end femicide in Europe and in Latin America at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Today sadely marks the anniversary of the disappearance of Sandra Viviana Cuellar Gallego, a 26 year-old environmental engineer, who was disappeared on February 17, 2011 in Cali. Oidhaco is deeply concerned about attacks against those who defend the right to land, the right to oppose mega-projects that affect the environment and the living conditions of
FOS and Oidhaco express their concern regarding threats sent by the Rastrojos to ‘neutralise’ people of FENSOAGRO, including Eberto Díaz y Nidia Quintero, against compensations.
February 9 marks the day of the journalist in Colombia. Oidhaco is deeply concerned about the lack of protection for journalists in the country. In 2013, according to information from the Foundation for Press Freedom (Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa – FLIP), 2 journalists were killed, 3 were forced into exile to save their
On the “International Day of the Endangered Lawyer” genuine steps must be taken to combat attacks on those who fight for Colombians’ human rights. Tomorrow, on January 24, European lawyers’ associations representing at least 10,000 lawyers will organise protests in various European cities about the danger their colleagues face in Colombia. According to figures from