Category Archives: Judicial

Historic JEP Hearing in Cacarica

This 4 March was not any old Monday for the Bajo Atrato communities, and in particular for the Nueva Esperanza en Dios (New Hope in God) Humanitarian Zone, located in the Cacarica river basin (Chocó). At the close of their memory festival to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of Operation Genesis and the resulting forced displacement of thousands, for the first time a judicial authority visited their territory. Continue reading Historic JEP Hearing in Cacarica

Enforced disappearances in La Esperanza

Between 21st June and 27th December 1996, the paramilitary group Autodefensas Campesinas del Magdalena Medio (ACMM) disappeared 16 people, including three children, in the hamlet of La Esperanza in the municipality of El Carmen de Viboral (Eastern Antioquia), having labelled them as collaborators of the illegal armed groups that operated in the area. Continue reading Enforced disappearances in La Esperanza

Extrajudicial killings: the case of Rafael Andres Plata Sanchez

Equipo Jurídico Pueblos (EJP) represents the families of victims of State crimes, including extrajudicial executions which are misleadingly known as ‘false positives’, demanding truth, justice, integral reparation and guarantees of non-repetition from the State, as well as results in the investigations by the justice system. Continue reading Extrajudicial killings: the case of Rafael Andres Plata Sanchez