The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

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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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Newsletter 7

Colombia goes before the United Nations Human Rights Council The human rights situation in Colombia was examined on 10 December by the United Nations Human Rights Council through the mechanism of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The human rights situation in Colombia was examined on 10 December by the United Nations Human Rights Council through

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Newsletter 8

Insisting on humanitarian agreements and political negotiation The recent unilateral liberation of 6 people by the FARC-EP is a positive step, made possible by the crucial role played by Colombian civil society. The recent unilateral liberation of 6 people by the FARC-EP is a positive step, made possible by the crucial role played by Colombian

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