The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Trade – Business and Human Rights

EU – Latin America Trade Agreements fail the socio-environmental test

During the event “Latin America: Natural Resources and Trade Agreements” of March 22, Members of the European Parliament and civil society representatives express their concern for possible adverse impacts of these Agreements. The civil society networks ALOP, CIFCA, Grupo Sur and OIDHACO, along with other Belgian and European organisations and Members of the European Parliament,

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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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Newsletter 3

The Colombian judicial system begins to break through the inertia of impunity For those of us in European countries who are working for the respect of human rights in Colombia, it is very gratifying to see the advances made by the Colombian judicial It is important to highlight the judicial investigations of soldiers over the

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Newsletter 6

Colombia and the EU’s Scheme of Generalized tariff Preferences (SGP+) Opening a European Commission investigation on Colombia may be the adequate pressure mechanism for Colombian authorities to take United Nations and ILO recommendations seriously. In 2005, the European Union revised its system of customs preferences for the market access of products coming from developing countries. 

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Newsletter 9

Human rights in Colombia under the microscope of the United Nations and European Union Both the follow-up to the conclusions of the Universal Periodic Review of Colombia and the dialogue on human rights between the European Union (EU) and Colombia… Both the follow-up to the conclusions of the Universal Periodic Review of Colombia and the

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