Point 2 of the Peace Agreement aims to modernize and strengthen democracy through mechanisms and measures that guarantee political participation for sectors that are currently underrepresented. Structural reforms are provided for, including guarantees of citizen participation, political-electoral reform, a reform of participatory and democratic planning, and the Special Transitional Peace Constituencies (Kroc, 2021: 18). The
Comprehensive Rural Reform (acronym RRI in Spanish) is a central point in the Peace Agreement, as there is longstanding inequality in land ownership in Colombia (CINEP, 2021: 5). This point of the Peace Agreement has seen the least progress (Kroc, 2021: 16), measures have not been implemented to modify the agrarian structure in Colombia and,
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
Oidhaco’s 25th Anniversary Campaign Closing Event Wednesday, March 24th – 15h – 17h Brussels /9-11 am Colombia
In 2020, the International Office for Human Rights – Action Colombia – (Oidhaco) is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary as a European network working for peace and human rights in Colombia. For 25 years, Oidhaco has been carrying out advocacy work promoting peace-building and comprehensive respect for human rights in Colombia, in coordination with Colombian civil
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
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
Members of the EU Parliament send out letter to Colombian President on the situation of Human Rights and peace in Colombia
Members of the EU Parliament send out letter to Colombian President on the situation of Human Rights and peace in Colombia 28 members of the EU Parliament have sent a letter to the Colombian President In their letter they express concern about recent news related to the existence of intelligence files, which reportedly appear to