The report Defenders of the Earth, published today, 13th July 2017, by Global Witness, reports that Colombia is one of the countries where the situation for people defending their land is getting worse. Continue reading In Colombia, killings of land defenders reached a historic high in 2016, according to Global Witness
The peace process with the FARC guerrillas has brought hope, but since their demobilisation, other illegal groups have taken control of rural territories, which has engendered a new cycle of attacks against communities, human rights defenders and civil society leaders. Continue reading Reconfiguration of the armed conflict in the midst of the peace process
On 5 April this year, the Government signed Decree 588 creating the Commission for Clarifying the Truth, Cohabitation and Non-Repetition, which was put forward in the peace agreement signed by the Government and the FARC. Continue reading It is time to talk
Peace agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC
Causes for concern are the wave of assassinations and the serious situation of risk that human rights defenders, social and political leaders are facing in Colombia and the rise of the neo-paramilitary phenomenon in Colombia during the beginning of the post-agreement phase of the peace process.