geneva / colombia human rights

By the fact that this terrible trend seems to be worsening, The Spokesperson for Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, today expressed alarm at the number of human rights defenders being killed, harassed and threatened Colombia, and... ..

in colombia, civil society fights for peace

In March of this year, United Nations Verification Mission to Colombia, UN mission tasked with verifying the implementation of the accords particularly FARC-EP reintegration, reaffirmed its support for JEP as tool for placing victims rights at the center of peacebuilding.. ... The aim of these..

women weaving life in southern colombia

She survived the attack, and today works with Alianza de Mujeres Tejedoras de Vida, coalition of grassroots women's associations across the 13 municipalities of the department of Putumayo, Colombia.. Based in the municipality of San Miguel on the border with Ecuador, Sandra in one of many victims..

women's day 2019 in colombia

The group has also expressed concern about the number of crimes occurring on Colombia's roads and in public spaces -almost 61,000 in the last five years. ... Women Colombia have labor force participation rate, while men have rate of 82.6%, according to figures released by United..

in defense of peace in colombia

., that the countries and parties will have 15 days as from its announcement to plan and materialize the return of the representatives of ELN to Colombia... ... Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba informs that, accordance with its responsibility it sent to Ministry of Foreign Affairs of..

colombia: new armed groups plague afro-colombian zone

The 57-page report, Recycled Violence Abuses by FARC Dissident Groups Tumaco on Colombia's Pacific Coast, shows how flaws in the demobilization of FARC guerrillas and in their reincorporation into society helped prompt the formation of these new dissident groups. ... With at least seven rights..


path to Latin America Inter-American Court sets in case of journalist assassinated Colombia. ... Historic alliance between IACHR, Ecuador & Colombia will investigate murder of. ..

colombia: former guerrillas convert

Colombian government has permitted Bogotá-based megachurch called Avivamiento to begin building churches to convert ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia to Christianity.. ... Former FARC militants Wilmer Pérez, Eder Cristian, and left, right, play checkers at Mariana Paez..

colombia’s peace process comes at a price

Trump administration's proposed budget cuts of around $34 billion to State Department could reduce U.S aid to Colombia going forward, as INL Assistant Secretary of State and former U.S. ... The longer-term benefit of Colombia is worth the cost of providing Colombia with the..

colombia, farc agree to soft deal for terrorists

Álvaro Uribe, senator and former president of Colombia, has issued list of concerns with the deal under #AcuerdoDelmpunidad on Twitter. ... Using counterterrorism tactics United States army honed against al-Qaeda, Colombia managed to reduce the size of FARC to what it's today, about..

death and drugs in colombia

According to the success story, Uribe's achievements in dealing with the paramilitaries were even more peace talks with AUC commanders led to the dismantling of their organization, the demobilization of more than 30,000 combatants, and end to all Colombia. ..

the new face of violence in colombia

In fact, between 2007 and 2008 the number of yearly massacres in Colombia jumped by 42 percent, to 37 cases (involving 169 victims) from 26 cases (involving 128 victims). ... On the contrary, according to Social Action, in the years following the demobilization, internal displacement rates went up..


BOGOTA, Colombia — President Alvaro Uribe on Thursday accused Colombia's rebel group of killing civilian hostages, hours after the guerrillas implied that botched military rescue operation was to blame for the deaths.. ... The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, stated..

label paramilitary as terrorists

Colombia's rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, is responsible for murder, kidnapping, extortion and coca-growing. ... FARC is one reason for Colombia.. Colombian government is fighting against the rebels. ..

latin leaders reject clinton drug war

-backed military and police offensive aimed at drug trafficking and guerrilla groups Colombia.. ... It's unjust and counterintuitive that Colombia's efforts to strengthen to fight the threat it faces are the subject of complaints he said, referring to the guerrilla groups.. ..

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