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Colombia: JEP orders protection for peace signatories

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) ordered the Presidential Council for Stabilisation and the National Protection Unit (UNP) to resolve 101 requests for protection that have not yet been dealt with before 31 December 2021. The SJP issued new orders…

Colombia: UN Secretary General to attend commemoration of signing of peace agreement

The United Nations Secretary-General will visit Colombia from 23-24 November to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the historic 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. Antonio Guterres is scheduled to meet…

Protection of native seeds – Interview with Melissa Gómez Gil

After graduating from high school, Melissa started an undergraduate programme in Biology at the University of Antioquia, but after five semesters she decided to take a break in order to commit herself to community work in rural areas. This decision…

An echo in the desert’, a synthesis of the work of the Truth Commission and the National Victims’ Roundtable

The play ‘An Echo in the Desert’ was presented in a single performance. Together with a listening process and a multimedia product, it is part of the results of the social dialogue process carried out by the Commission with the…

El Catatumbo: the Colombian region seeking to transform its violent past

Catatumbo is a region located in the north-east of Colombia, just a few metres from the Venezuelan border, where multiple actors and phenomena converge and have generated dynamics of violence that are regularly reflected in the national press. By: Jorge…

Colombia: in Nariño, peace builders

Original publication: UN Verification Mission in Colombia Adriana Cuaspud was born and grew up in the village of Miraflores, in the municipality of Cumbal in Nariño in southern Colombia, in the heart of a peasant family. Like everyone else, she…

IACHR Delegation Arrived in Colombia

In the midst of a caravan of flags and all kinds of banners related to the situation the country has experienced during the protests of the National Strike since last April 28, citizens received the delegates of the Inter-American Commission…

Serious Decisions Denounced Against Democracy in Colombia

Control bodies, such as the Attorney General’s Office, the Ombudsman’s Office and the Prosecutor General’s Office, all of which are now headed by officials of the government coalition, have taken two decisions that go against democracy and the Human Rights…

Colombia: UN Security Council Backs Peace

The member countries of the United Nations Security Council reiterated their support for the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition in Colombia, during the presentation of the quarterly report of the UN Verification Mission on the implementation of…

We Demand respect for judicial independence in Colombia

Today, Colombian democracy is facing one of its most difficult moments. The President of the Republic and the Government party are carrying out an aggressive campaign against rights, the balance of powers, the Courts, and judicial independence; dangerously advancing towards…

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