Paper on the expansion of palm oil & sugar cane production and free trade agreements between the EU, Colombia, Peru and Central America. By the networks Aprodev, Alop, Cifca, Oidhaco and Grupo Sur, with the support of Oxfam Solidarité. At the same time as Olivier de Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to
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,
Publication of a paper that offers elements for consideration during a democratic debate before the European Parliament on the European Union (EU)-Colombia and Peru Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the EU-Central America (CA) Association Agreement (AA). These agreements are expected to be presented by the European Commission to the Council and the European Parliament (EP).
Trade at any price: The conditions for the Trade Agreement between the European Union and Colombia do not exist.
This report provides a summary of aspects of the Trade Agreement between the EU and Colombia, currently in the process of being ratified, which are of deep concern to many sectors across Colombian civil society and international human rights organisations Before negotiating a trade agreement with Colombia, the EU must ensure that human rights are
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
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
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
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
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.
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