Point 2 of the Peace Agreement aims to modernize and strengthen democracy through mechanisms and measures that guarantee political participation for sectors that are currently underrepresented. Structural reforms are provided for, including guarantees of citizen participation, political-electoral reform, a reform of participatory and democratic planning, and the Special Transitional Peace Constituencies (Kroc, 2021: 18). The
Comprehensive Rural Reform (acronym RRI in Spanish) is a central point in the Peace Agreement, as there is longstanding inequality in land ownership in Colombia (CINEP, 2021: 5). This point of the Peace Agreement has seen the least progress (Kroc, 2021: 16), measures have not been implemented to modify the agrarian structure in Colombia and,
Oidhaco and the undersigned organisations express concern about the increased risk to human rights defenders and the humanitarian crisis in Chocó
Brussels, 25 October 2021 The undersigned organisations alert the international community to the escalating armed conflict, killings and mass displacements currently taking place in the region of Chocó, Colombia: a geo-strategic region bordering Panama and close to Buenaventura, Colombia’s largest port through which the majority of imports and exports to Europe pass. Oidhaco monitors the
The socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened pre-existing global inequalities and increased pressure on people in vulnerable situations. This has had a particular impact on human rights and democracy cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Colombia. Although priorities have been redefined, political and financial cooperation for the implementation of the Peace Agreement
Members of the EU Parliament send out a letter to Colombian President acknowledging the work done by the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) and condemning the repression in the context of the National Strike
36 MEPs, of different nationalities and political groups, addressed their concern about the current risks for defenders of the rights of indigenous peoples, afrodescendant communities, small-scale farmers, students, young people and women, especially in regions historically affected by the internal armed conflict, such as the department of Cauca. They call upon the Colombian government to provide
The OIDHACO General Assembly requests guarantees for protesters during the National Strike in Colombia and sends alert regarding alleged use of excessive force by the state security forces.
On 28 April, a National Strike began in more than 500 municipalities in Colombia. Convened by the National Strike Committee, this protest brings together several sectors of the population. The protesters are criticizing the government’s tax reform bill, as they believe that it would lead to greater poverty. Moreover, they are protesting about the mismanagement
A call on the Protection of life, the territory and the exercise of self-government of the indigenous communities of the Cauca department
The international civil society organisations signatories to this public statement, Diakonia, ForumCiv, Act Church of Sweden, We Effect and SweFOR, responsible for the implementation of the Project “Aremos Paz”, funded by the European Fund for Peace of the European Union and the Swedish International Development Agency – Sida, and the International Office for Human Rights
International organisations express concern about the security situation in the city of Buenaventura and demand guarantees for civilians
The signatory organisations express our concern about the security situation in the city of Buenaventura, particularly recent events against the community in the Santa Fe district of the city. This district is next to the port and logistics terminal of TCBuen, whose parent company is headquartered in Europe. These incidents are taking place in a
Throughout 2020, we celebrated the fact that in 1995, the European Conference on Human Rights in Colombia was held in the European Parliament in Brussels, which led to the creation of the International Office for Human Rights-Action Colombia (OIDHACO). Find in this article our analysis on why international support is still needed for Colombia.
Oidhaco’s 25th Anniversary Campaign Closing Event Wednesday, March 24th – 15h – 17h Brussels /9-11 am Colombia