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
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
Oidhaco elaborated 11 fact sheets about topics related to Human Rights and Peace in Colombia. In every fact sheet there is a short summary of the topic related to the situation of Human Rights and the humanitarian situation in the country. At the bottom of every document, there are concrete recommendations addressed to the European
In their letter they express concern about the situation of Women Human Rights Defenders and the implementation of the gender focus in the Peace Agreement. 101 MEPs form different political groups of the EU Parliament sent out a letter yesterday to the Colombian President Ivan Duque. They are concerned about the situation for Women Human
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
21 MEP send a letter to Colombian President Ivan Duque and High Representative to the EU Federica Mogherini
In their letter sent on April 11th, the MEPs ask for implementation of the Peace Agreement between the Farc-Ep and the Colombian government and express concern about the situation of violence against Human Rights Defenders.
Joint press release from Oidhaco and Colombian human rights platforms for the international meeting on peace and human rights in Brussels More than 75 representatives from Colombian, European and international civil society are meeting in Brussels on 4 and 5 April to assess the serious human rights situation in Colombia and to alert the EU