The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

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Oidhaco and international organizations repudiate military illegal intelligence activities and ask public statement by European countries and institutions

The 25 signatory organisations strongly reject illegal military intelligence activities against human rights defenders and call for the truth to be established and for those responsible to face the legal consequences. Brussels, 11 May 2020 The 25 signatory organisations strongly reject illegal military intelligence activities against human rights defenders and call for the truth to

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March 2012: Deep increase of attacks against human rights defenders

Over the last days and weeks, attacks and harassment against them have been particularly serious. Oidhaco sent data and some cases to the European authorities and request them to take action. According to a recent report of the Somos Defensores Programme, in the year 2011, 239 human rights defenders suffered attacks, 49 of which were

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Oidhaco rejects the murder of Marco Rivadeneira and calls for protection measures for Human Rights Defenders during the Covid 19 crisis

Oidhaco condemns the murder of Marco Rivadeneira member of the Operational Committee of the CCEEU and supports the call for a bilateral ceasefire. The International Office for Human Rights – Action on Colombia (Oidhaco), calls immediate attention to the grave situation of risk faced by Human Rights Defenders and social leaders in Colombia. Concerns deepen

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OIDHACO regrets decision by some FARC-EP commanders to return to arms and calls for international support for those who defend peace

On 29 August 2019, Iván Márquez, accompanied by other FARC-EP commanders, announced via video message their decision to return to arms. In light of this statement, OIDHACO reiterates the importance of continued support for those committed with peace. On 29 August 2019, Iván Márquez, accompanied by other FARC-EP commanders, announced via video message their decision

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OIDHACO sends alert about repressive measures used by State Security Forces during National Strike protests and calls for guarantees for those who are still protesting

On 21 November, mass protests began as part of the National Strike in Colombia, convened by wide-ranging and diverse sectors of society, and attended by hundreds of thousands of Colombian citizens. The protests are still ongoing in different parts of the In a statement on 20 November, the International Office for Human Rights – Action

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OIDHACO regrets decision by some FARC-EP commanders to return to arms and calls for international support for those who defend peace

On 29 August 2019, Iván Márquez, accompanied by other FARC-EP commanders, announced via video message their decision to return to arms. In light of this statement, OIDHACO reiterates the importance of continued support for those committed with peace. On 29 August 2019, Iván Márquez, accompanied by other FARC-EP commanders, announced via video message their decision

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International statement condemning attacks and threats against Afro-Colombian and indigenous leaders

The European organisations and networks who have signed this statement reject the murder attempt against leaders from Afro-Colombian collectives from the Cauca department ACONC, PCN and ASOM and threats against the indigenous women’s organisation Wayúu Wo On 5 May, leaders from the Association of Community Councils of Northern Cauca (Asociación de Consejos Comunitarios del Norte

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The International Office for Human Rights – Action Colombia asks for guarantees respect for protesters rights during the National Strike

Today, 25th April, a  National Strike will begin in Colombia, called for by various social sectors, to denounce the failure to implement the f commitments agreed upon  by the Colombian government in roundtables following previous protests, and that have not been included in the Government’s National Development Plan (PND). Additionally, the Strike calls upon the Colombian government

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