Some of these unfounded accusations develop into legal proceedings against human rights defenders and a few of these cases are even pointed out as having a week judicial base or in “many cases this judicial base does not even exist”.
Stigmatization has been a type of aggression constantly used against the Colombian social movement for the last 20 years.
Between 2009 and June 2013, 219 human rights defenders were assassinated in Colombia. Continue reading The defence of human rights is a high-risk activity in Colombia
International organisations express their concern on the fifth anniversary of the detention of David Ravelo Crespo, a prominent Colombian human rights defender
The Serranía de San Lucas, spread between Antioquia and Bolivar, has been trapped within the horrors of a never-ending armed conflict. This corner of Colombia has witnessed massacres, displacements and violence for so many years that war scars are etched into the countryside and into the stories and memories living in the people of these forgotten lands.