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.
We are here with the lawyer Jorge Molano, accompanied by PBI since 2009, a human rights defender who recently received an award from a Dutch organization, Lawyers for Lawyers, in appreciation of a lifetimes work in the defence of human rights in Colombia.
The colours of Colombian life, Colombian energy and the immense natural beauty of this country often distracts you from the pain present in so many communities that have suffered so much and continue to suffer with the lack of truth and widespread impunity that exists.