The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Trade – Business and Human Rights

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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Newsletter 10

European Union – Colombia free trade treaty: the EU’s prestige at stake The third round of trade negotiations between the EU and the three Andean countries (Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru) was held in Brussels from 4 to 8 May. The third round of trade negotiations between the EU and the three Andean countries (Colombia, Ecuador,

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Newsletter 11

When the state intimidates, persecutes and issues threats DAS’s illegal espionage strategy In February 2009, the Colombian press uncovered the scandal of illegal phone-tapping by DAS… In February 2009, the Colombian press uncovered the scandal of illegal phone-tapping by DAS (Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad – Administrative Security Department); the targets are human rights defenders, journalists,

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Newsletter 15

DAS: Operation Europe Although Colombia’s intelligence services have played an active role in the repression of civil society movements and human rights organisations for several decades now, the creation of the G-3 special group by the DAS Although Colombia’s intelligence services have played an active role in the repression of civil society movements and human

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Newsletter 14

The flaws within the security policy Ever since he began his time in office in 2002, President Uribe’s policy has been to improve the country’s security and to end the armed conflict militarily. Ever since he began his time in office in 2002, President Uribe’s policy has been to improve the country’s security and to

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