The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Members of the EU Parliament send out letter to Colombian President on the situation of Human Rights and peace in Colombia

Members of the EU Parliament send out letter to Colombian President on the situation of Human Rights and peace in Colombia

28 members of the EU Parliament have sent a letter to the Colombian President
In their letter they express concern about recent news related to the existence of intelligence files, which reportedly appear to be the result of illegal surveillance activities, carried out by the Colombian National Army, against at least 130 people; the situation for human rights defenders, highlighting the increase in risks to defenders and their families due to the quarantine measures; and the situation of the armed conflict that persists in regions of Colombia causing forced displacement, selective killings, massacres, alleged extrajudicial killings and sexual violence.

They ask the Colombian government to implement the Peace Agreement and to ensure that all of its measures against the pandemic and its subsequent actions are carried out with total respect for human rights and its international commitments to human rights and peacebuilding.

They ask the Colombian government to implement the Peace Agreemetn and to ensure that all of its measures against the pandemic and its subsequent actions are carried out with total respect for human rights and its international commitments to human rights and peacebuilding.

101 Members of the EU Parliament send out letter to Colombian President on Women’s rights

In their letter they express concern about the situation of Women Human Rights Defenders and the implementation of the gender focus in the Peace Agreement.

101 MEPs form different political groups of the EU Parliament sent out a letter yesterday to the Colombian President Ivan Duque. They are concerned about the situation for Women Human Rights Defenders, as the proportion of attacks against Women Human Rights’ Defenders has gone up in 2019.

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 the Belgian Government, to fully implement the Peace Agreement with the FARC-EP and security guarantees for human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia.