Category Archives: Judicial

San José de Apartadó massacre

On 21st February 2005, eight people were murdered (five adults and three children) from the Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, in a massacre carried out jointly by paramilitaries of the ‘Bloque Héroes de Tolová’ of the ‘Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia’ (AUC) and soldiers of the 17th Brigade of the National Army.[1] Jorge Molano is the lawyer representing Colombian society in the case. Continue reading San José de Apartadó massacre

The case of Operation Genesis vs. Colombia

In 1996 and 1997, two military operations marked the destiny of the people of Lower Atrato: ‘Operation Black September’, which was mainly carried out in Curbarado and Jiguamiando (Choco) and Dabeiba (Antioquia), and ‘Operation Genesis’, in Cacarica and Salaqui[1] (Choco), which caused the forced displacement of approximately 15,000 people,[2] a subsequent militarisation of the area, and more than 70 people were either murdered or disappeared.[3] Continue reading The case of Operation Genesis vs. Colombia