The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

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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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High risk of killings, forced displacement and confinement of land claimants in the Bajo Atrato area of Colombia

Oidhaco expresses its deep concern about the presence of clashes between armed actors in the Jiguamiandó and Curbaradó river basins (Urabá region, north-west of Colombia). The International office for Human Rights – Action Colombia (Oficina Internacional de Derechos Humanos – Acción Colombia – Oidhaco) expresses its deep concern about the presence of clashes between armed actors

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Oidhaco deeply regrets that the Colombian government has suspended peace dialogues with the ELN and asks the Parties to make progress on a joint agenda for peace building

The International Office for Human Rights – Action Colombia (Oidhaco) is dismayed to learn of the car bomb attack on 17 January 2019, for which the National Liberation Army (ELN) has claimed responsibility, against the General Santander National Police Cadet School in Bogota, and expresses its solidarity with the families of the 21 deceased victims and

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