The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia


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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Today, on the 30th of August, are remembered the victims of enforced disappearance. In Colombia this day is of special meaning given the great number of direct and indirect victims of enforced disappearance in the country. According to the National Centre for Remembrance of History, there were almost 83.000 persons disappeared in Colombia since 1958. Different state

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The Colombian President must commit before the European Union to implementing the Peace Agreement and guaranteeing security for human rights defenders in Colombia

On the occasion of the visit to Brussels of Iván Duque, President of Colombia, on 23 and 24 October, the International Office for Human Rights – Action Colombia (OIDHACO) and the Belgian Coordination Group for Colombia (CBC) are calling upon the Colombian President to reaffirm his commitment, before the institutions of the European Union and

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