The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Peacebuilding

Oidhaco deeply regrets that the Colombian government has suspended peace dialogues with the ELN and asks the Parties to make progress on a joint agenda for peace building

The International Office for Human Rights – Action Colombia (Oidhaco) is dismayed to learn of the car bomb attack on 17 January 2019, for which the National Liberation Army (ELN) has claimed responsibility, against the General Santander National Police Cadet School in Bogota, and expresses its solidarity with the families of the 21 deceased victims and

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The Colombian President must commit before the European Union to implementing the Peace Agreement and guaranteeing security for human rights defenders in Colombia

On the occasion of the visit to Brussels of Iván Duque, President of Colombia, on 23 and 24 October, the International Office for Human Rights – Action Colombia (OIDHACO) and the Belgian Coordination Group for Colombia (CBC) are calling upon the Colombian President to reaffirm his commitment, before the institutions of the European Union and

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Letter from 40 MEPs to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santo

MEPs welcome this new stage of peace building in Colombia and call for the participation of civil society in it. MEPs also call for the prompt start and advancement of negotiations with the National Liberation Army, ELN. Dear President Juan Manuel Santos, We, the undersigned Members of the European Parliament, welcome the new peace agreement

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Oidhaco celebrates the signing of the final agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC, paving the way for peace in Colombia

On 24 August 2016, the Colombian Government and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) jointly announced the signing of the Final Agreement for the termination of the conflict and the construction of a stable and lasting peace. Oidhaco welcomes this declaration and hopes that it will be the

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Oidhaco Welcomes the Announcement of the Public Phase of Peace Talks between the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army – ELN

On 30 March 2016, the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (el Ejército de Liberación Nacional -ELN) jointly announced the beginning of the public phase of peace talks, following more than two years of closed-door negotiations. The headquarters for these talks will be in Ecuador, however sessions will also be held in Venezuela, Brazil,

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Peacebuilding

Oidhaco activities related to Peace in Colombia

The OIDHACO network of European organisations held its assembly on 23 and 24 September 2015 and at the same time organised several activities related to the role of European countries in peacebuilding in Colombia. Participating in the assembly were Colombian citizens representing different coordination groups of organisations working on development, democracy and human rights, as

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