Public statement of Oidhaco and the Belgian Coordination for Colombia (CBC) on the bill seeking a reform of the Victims and Land Restitution Law. In light of the proposed Bill 131 of 2018, which aims to reform Law 1448 of 2011 on Victims and Land Restitution, Oidhaco – the International Office for Human Rights – Action
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE DISAPPEARED: OIDHACO DEMANDS FULL SUPPORT FOR THE UNIT FOR THE SEARCH FOR PERSONS HELD FOR DISAPPEARED
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
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
“How to protect people that defend human rights. Expert voices – the situation during the implementation of the Peace Agreement.”
Publication from OIDHACO and the Taula Catalana per la Pau i els Drets Humans a Colombia. Elaborated with collaboration of representatives of human rights organisations, the Colombian government and the United Nations.
Urgent protection needed for the Living Rivers Movement (Movimiento Ríos Vivos) in Antioquia and for victims’ human rights in the area of the Hidroituango project.
On 20 April this year, 25 members of the European Parliament from three political groups and nine different countries sent a letter to the Colombian authorities expressing concerns about the possible impacts of the Hidroituango hydroelectric project.
OIDHACO expresses grave concern regarding the killing of Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders, as well as the increase in paramilitary activity.
The International Office for Human Rights – Action on Colombia (OIDHACO) expresses grave concern regarding the wave of violence perpetrated against human rights defenders (HRDs), social leaders and members of political movements during the first weeks of 2017, leaving at least 11 dead.