CREDHOS came to the house to warn us: agents from the Technical Investigation Corps (CTI) had arrived at the office with an arrest warrant and taken David into custody. It was the afternoon of 14th September 2010. Continue reading “The branch of truth bends but never breaks”
Fr. Alberto of the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission describes the situation for the Nonam community, currently living in difficult conditions in Buenaventura after having displaced from their lands.
The first thing I notice after disembarking from the canoe that carried me across the Curbaradó River and scrambling up the bank are palm oil trees. Continue reading Protecting their mother: Afro-Colombians fight to reclaim their land from palm oil
A couple of weeks ago I was all set to attend my second criminal hearing in Colombia, though this time accompanying the defense lawyer, not a lawyer on the prosecution side (representing the victims is a role permitted in the Colombian justice system), as I did in 2010 in the San Jose de Apartado massacre case. Now, two is more attempts later, I’m seeing first hand some of the frustrations that many human rights lawyers have expressed about the Colombian judicial system. Continue reading Justice… delayed