The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Publications: Peacebuilding

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

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Alert on the fourth anniversary of the Colombian Peace Agreement. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating, and the peace process is not moving forwards.

The 24 November marks four years since the Peace Agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (The Agreement) was signed in the Teatro Colón in Bogotá. The Agreement seeks to bring an end to the armed conflict which lasted for 52 years and left more than 8

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Public Statement: Oidhaco strongly condemns the violent actions and the serious deterioration of the humanitarian situation throughout Colombia

Only in August 10 massacres took place, 45 massacres ocurred in 2020. Ehnic minorities and young people are disproportionately affected. The International Office for Human Rights – Action Colombia (OIDHACO) strongly condemns the violent actions that have taken place throughout Colombia, the serious deterioration of the humanitarian situation and the security situation for human rights

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Oidhaco rejects the murder of Marco Rivadeneira and calls for protection measures for Human Rights Defenders during the Covid 19 crisis

Oidhaco condemns the murder of Marco Rivadeneira member of the Operational Committee of the CCEEU and supports the call for a bilateral ceasefire. The International Office for Human Rights – Action on Colombia (Oidhaco), calls immediate attention to the grave situation of risk faced by Human Rights Defenders and social leaders in Colombia. Concerns deepen

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OIDHACO regrets decision by some FARC-EP commanders to return to arms and calls for international support for those who defend peace

On 29 August 2019, Iván Márquez, accompanied by other FARC-EP commanders, announced via video message their decision to return to arms. In light of this statement, OIDHACO reiterates the importance of continued support for those committed with peace. On 29 August 2019, Iván Márquez, accompanied by other FARC-EP commanders, announced via video message their decision

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