Tag Archives: land rights

In Colombia, killings of land defenders reached a historic high in 2016, according to Global Witness

The report Defenders of the Earth, published today, 13th July 2017, by Global Witness, reports that Colombia is one of the countries where the situation for people defending their land is getting worse.  Continue reading In Colombia, killings of land defenders reached a historic high in 2016, according to Global Witness

Pedeguita and Mancilla: disputed territory

We set off from Apartado towards Belen de Bajira, a municipality which has been in the news for several months.  It is the subject of a dispute between Choco and Antioquia departments because of rich mineral deposits in the area and the presence of large agribusinesses producing bananas and palm oil.[1]  Continue reading Pedeguita and Mancilla: disputed territory

Reconfiguration of the armed conflict in the midst of the peace process

The peace process with the FARC guerrillas has brought hope, but since their demobilisation, other illegal groups have taken control of rural territories, which has engendered a new cycle of attacks against communities, human rights defenders and civil society leaders. Continue reading Reconfiguration of the armed conflict in the midst of the peace process