The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Trade – Business and Human Rights

Trade Agreement EU-Colombia, Perú, Ecuador: minimal positive impact on Human and Labour Rights, Peace and Environment in Colombia

Report elaborated by Oidhaco in collaboration with Catapa for the evaluation by the EU Commission of the Trade Agreement. Concerns have been raised by civil society organisations about the negotiation process for the Trade Agreement between the European Union, Colombia and Peru and its approval in the European Council and European Parliament. These organisations questioned

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Open letter: public consultation on the revision of the “Handbook for Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment”

Call to European Commissioners for public consultation on the revision of the “Handbook for Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment” (2006) Several European and international organizations sent a letter to the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Mamström, and Commissioner Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, calling for public consultation on the revision of the “Handbook

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European Union – Latin America and the Caribbean relations

European Union needs to rethink its Latin America and the Caribbean relations Over 100 organizations presented their recommendations to the European Union during the second EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum held in Brussels, organised by CONCORD and Mesa de Articulación, last March 19. See attach

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Oidhaco Newsletter March – April 2014

This issue includes a special focus on the peace negotiations, the situation of human rights defenders, Colombia in Europe, monitoring of the FTA and the interventions regarding Colombia in the Human Rights Council of the United Nations on March 26th.

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Complaint against the Spanish multinational Prosegur

On March 17, the Spanish MEP Raul Romeva i Rueda made a parliamentary question to the European Commission regarding complaints received on possible actions against trade unionists by Prosegur, a Spanish private security company. According to a complaint received by the Colombian National Union School (ENS), the Compañía Transportadora de Valores Prosegur, a Spanish multinational,

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