The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Publications: Trade – Business and Human Rights

Water for Trade or for Life?

This report shows how the EU trade agreements with Central America and Colombia and Peru will negatively impact human right to water, especially for the poor and vulnerable people. This is a joint report elaborated by the networks CIFCA, ALOP, Grupo Sur and OIDHACO. With the support of CNCD and Oxfam Solidarité.

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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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