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ABColombia is the advocacy project of a group of five leading UK and Irish organisations with programmes in Colombia: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF and Trócaire. Amnesty International and PBI are observers.

 

ABColombia es un proyecto de incidencia política de cinco agencias Británicas e Irlandesas con programas en Colombia: CAFOD, Christian Aid UKI, Oxfam GB, SCIAF y Trócaire. Amnistía Internacional y PBI son observadores. 

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Publications

 

"Civil Society Voices: Agendas Peace in Colombia"


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"Colombia: Women, Conflict-related Sexual Violence and the Peace Process"

 

English / Spanish

 

 

"Giving It Away: The Consequences of an Unsustainable Mining Policy in Colombia"

 

English / Spanish

 

 

 

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Latest from ABColombia  


July 2015


National and International Outcry at the Mass Arrests

of University Student Leaders and Human Rights Defenders Allegedly in connection with the Bogota Bombings


On 8 July, Colombian police arrested 15 people, most of them student leaders and human rights defenders, whom they allege are connected with the two recent bombings in Bogota.


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July 2015


Paramilitaries kill two children near Humanitarian Space in Buenaventura 


On Sunday, 19 July 2015, two children were shot a few metres from the Humanitarian Space in Buenaventura. This very sad incident, once again, shows the horrendous levels of violence in Buenaventura and the State’s inability to intervene.

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July 2015


ABColombia's Statement on International Justice Day


On International Justice Day, ABColombia welcomes the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s annual statement in support for the promotion of international justice. ABColombia particularly appreciates the lead the UK has taken in promoting national and international accountability for conflict related sexual violence. In Colombia, on average 149 women per day suffer from sexual violence. The UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s commitment to prioritise work of the ICC Prosecutor on Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes is therefore an important commitment for Colombia.


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July 2015


Protests against British based Oil Company in Colombian Amazon


Between 4 May and 30 June, around 100 local farmers held peaceful protests in the Colombian Amazon (Valparaíso, Caquetá) against the entrance of Emerald Energy Plc. Three protestors were injured on Tuesday, 30 June, when the peaceful demonstrations became violent after clashes erupted between the anti-riot police (ESMAD) and the campesinos.


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July 2015


265 Human Rights and Peace Building Organisations call for immediate ceasefire


The human rights network the Colombia Europe - United States Coordination (CCEEU), on the weekend of the 5/6 July 2015 gathered together human rights organisations in Bogota to celebrate its 20th Anniversary. On this occasion, 265 organisations working for the respect for human rights and peace building from all over Colombia adopted a Manifesto calling for an immediate ceasefire.


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Latest News on Colombia  

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July 2015

The tragedy of Buenaventura: Colombian congressman asks British politicians for support

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June 2015

My heart is heavy, but my dignity is intact

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June 2015

ABColombia signs open letter against censorship in EuroLat Assembly

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May 2015

UN and international representatives join first anniversary of Zenu indigenous land titles

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    May 2015
    European Parliament votes for strong regulation of conflict minerals

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May 2015

ABColombia Partner Tierra Digna win landmark decision on Prior Consultation

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March 2015

Former intelligence chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado convicted of illegal surveillance by Supreme Court

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February 2015
British MPs raise concerns about Human Rights Defenders in Colombia in letter sent to the Colombian Ambassador

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February 2015

Workers growing Valentine’s Day flowers face low pay and long hours

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February 2015

10 years since massacre at San José de Apartadó 

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January 2015

Palm oil cultivators sentenced for paramilitary ties and land grabs
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January 2015

Ireland hold debate on EU- Colombia/Peru Free Trade Agreement 
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January 2015

Royal Visit to Colombia



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