The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Publications: Peacebuilding

OIDHACO Newsletter – March-April 2013

The newsletter includes information on: Peace process; reform to the military justice system; Extractive industry – indigenous peoples and Afro-descendant communities; human rights defenders situation; Colombia in the UN; among others.

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Colombian Peace Roundtables come to Brussels

Colombian Congress Peace Commissions come to Europe to listen to the Colombian community abroad. Brussels, May 15, 2013. While talks continue between the Colombian government and the FARC, with the aim of ending the armed conflict, the Colombian Congress Peace Commissions have held Regional Peace Roundtables in Colombia to collect proposals from society and transmit

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Women in Colombia – Factsheet

This document presents key data and figures can be found on the situation of women in Colombia as well as specific legislation and mechanisms protecting them. Recommendations are made to the international community. In Colombia, as in other countries, women suffer violence and discrimination in all aspects of their lives. In 2011, 70,134 cases of

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‘Legal Framework for Peace’ – Amnesty for Human Rights violations committed by the different actors in the armed conflict

Short document presenting the constitutional reform on transitional justice. The constitutional reform known as the ‘Legal Framework for Peace’ on transitional justice, adopted on June 19, 2012, includes the possibility of amnesty for human rights violations committed by the actors in the armed conflict (guerrillas, paramilitaries and state security forces), even in cases of crimes

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Newsletter 4

European Policy on Colombia The 23 May 2008, in Paris and simultaneously to its general assembly, OIDHACO presented to the press its recommendations on Colombia for the Slovenian and French Presidencies of the European Union (EU). The 23 May 2008, in Paris and simultaneously to its general assembly, OIDHACO presented to the press its recommendations

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Ashton must press the EU to call for peace talks in Colombia

To mark the National Day of victims of the conflict in Colombia, held today for the first time, we make an appeal to the European Union and the international community to contribute to the opening of peace talks in Colombia. There are millions of victims in Colombia, including those killed, displaced, disappeared, injured by landmines,

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