Thirty-one MEPs from the European Parliament have sent a letter to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell and the President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen, requesting the continued support of the European Union for the implementation of the Peace Agreement signed by the Colombian Government and the
The Colombian Commission for the Clarification of Truth (CEV) presents its Final Report to European institutions
From Thursday 30 June 2022, Commissioners Carlos Martín Beristain andAlejandro Valencia, from the Colombian Commission for the Clarification of Truth,Coexistence and Non-Repetition (CEV), will be in Brussels. The aim of their visit is topresent to European institutions the comprehensive process of listening andclarification conducted by this extrajudicial institution, created after the signing of thePeace Agreement
Oidhaco and the signatory organisations below wish to express our serious concerns about the deterioration of the security situation in Colombian regions, and the increase in attacks against social leaders and political candidates in the pre-electoral period.
Brussels, 10 November 2021 The organisations that have signed this press release celebrate the fact that 24 November 2021 marks the fifth anniversary of the Peace Agreement between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), which put end to an internal armed conflict that left more than nine
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
Genuine agrarian counter-reform in Colombia That is how many analysts describe what has been happening in the Colombian countryside in recent decades. A few official statistics are enough to show the extent of the problem. That is how many analysts describe what has been happening in the Colombian countryside in recent decades. A few official