Colombia

The Diana Award goes to the young colombian Angelo Cardona

Colombian human rights defender Angelo Cardona received the Diana Award in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales for his outstanding contribution for peace in Colombia. The Diana Award was established in 1999 by the British government as a…

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…

What is happening in Colombia?

In this interview, we speak with Joshua Collins, a freelance journalist based in Bogotá, Colombia, from where he covers Latin America. We talk about why people are demonstrating in Colombia and why these protests are different from previous ones. We…

Evo Morales condemns repression against mobilizations in Colombia

Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales on Thursday condemned the violence recorded since April 28 against the national strike in Colombia, with dozens of deaths. Colombia is suffering what Bolivia experienced in 2003, its people are suffering repression in an attempt…

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…

Joint Press Release againts stigmatization campaign to the Colombian Feedration of Educators of Colombia -FECODE-

Colombian history has been characterised by the existence of conflictive, difficult and dangerous conditions for social movements, trade unions, peasants, indigenous people and Afro-descendants, which extend to the possibility of consolidating critical thinking in general. Opposition political parties have been…

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…

Indigenous Guard in Colombia wins award

The Indigenous Guard of Cauca in Colombia has received a prestigious international human rights award. The group, Kiwe Thegnas (Defenders of Life and Territory), were granted the award in a virtual ceremony. The award is given annually by the Irish…

We can achieve peace and rights if we compromise

By Zenaida Espinosa “If we made a minute of silence for each social leader in Colombia who has been murdered, we would be silent for 15 years”. This painfully truthful phrase was said by the President of the Truth Commission,…

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