The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Peacebuilding

‘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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Newsletter 16

Colombia must comply with human rights recommendations “The defence of human rights is a firm and unequivocal commitment”(1) . With these words the new President of Colombia announced his political good will to comply with human rights. Nevertheless, w The defence of human rights is a firm and unequivocal commitment”(1) . With these words the

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Newsletter 1

From February 4 to March 6 The march on 4 February in protest at FARC-EP and kidnappings was an important political event, in which a significant proportion of the Colombian population took part. The march on 4 February in protest at FARC-EP and kidnappings was an important political event, in which a significant proportion of

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Newsletter 2

The regional crisis and human rights The Colombian armed forces’ operation in Ecuadorian territory, which resulted in the death of the FARC’s spokesman and second-in-command was a military and symbolic blow to this armed group but also demonstrates… he Colombian armed forces’ operation in Ecuadorian territory, which resulted in the death of the FARC’s spokesman

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