Category Archives: Judicial

“A drop of justice in an ocean of impunity”

On 10 May 2019, PBI travelled to Tunja (Boyacá department) to accompany Fernando Kekhan, member of the Political Prisoners Solidarity Committee (Comité de Solidaridad con Presos Políticos) and lawyer in the case of the extrajudicial killing of Jorge Enrique Hernández Castro. In the square known as the Plaza de las Nieves Continue reading “A drop of justice in an ocean of impunity”

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