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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 Speaking Out: Agendas for a Sustainable Peace in Colombia" (preliminary findings)


English



"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

 

 

 

More ABColombia publications here

 

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November 2014



ABColombia report:

Civil Society Speaking Out:

Agendas for a Sustainable Peace in Colombia


Report with preliminary findings presented at an event in UK parliament on Tuesday 25 November


More information here


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Human Rights Defenders from Northern Colombia visit Europe 



Find out more about the Colombia human rights defenders visiting Europe this November/ December, and see some of the photos from their visit.


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The Colombian human rights defenders outside the
European Commission in Brussels


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Letter from international organisations about the
case of human rights defender David Ravelo  


Read letter in English and Spanish


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Statement:


Serious Setback for Justice in Colombia if Bills to Expand Jurisdiction of Military Courts Approved 


More information here





 

Latest News on Colombia  

 

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November 2014

Panel discussion: Colombian Human Rights Defenders Visiting the UK, UCL-Institute of the Americas, Friday 28 November
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November 2014

Event in Parliament: Civil Society Space in Colombia: How can the UK support democracy and human rights  in Colombia?

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November 2014

Parliamentary Briefing: Bi-lateral and Multi-lateral Investment Treaties: Upholding the UK’s commitments on human rights in business and investment?

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September 2014

Colombian Victims call for Immediate Ceasefire and Integral Reparation  

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September 2014

Grassroots initiatives hold key to lasting peace in Colombia  

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July 2014

Colombia’s human rights day marred by threats against defenders

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July 2014

ABColombia Statement on Humanitarian Crisis in Chocó: In the Crossfire: thousands of Indigenous and Afro Colombians flee their territory in Chocó

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July 2014

Colombians fearful as paramilitary bosses are released 
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July 2014
The UK-Colombia Bilateral Investment Treaty: The BIT poses grave risks to the achievement of human rights and the successful implementation of agreements that are currently being made in the peace dialogues between the FARC guerrilla and the Colombian Government in Havana. 

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July 2014
Retired Colonel summoned for murder of Jaime Garzón: Fifteen years after the assassination of the beloved Colombian journalist and political satirist Jaime Garzón the Colombian Prosecutor’s Office summons Colonel Plazas Acevedo to court for his murder.

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July 2014
Oxfam sign statement on World Bank turning its back on rights protections for the poor.
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July 2014

Colombians ‘vote for peace’ in Presidential elections: In June, Juan Manuel Santos was re-elected as President in the second round of the presidential elections in what has been seen as a ‘vote for peace’.
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June 2014
Colombian Defenders and Survivors of Sexual Violence Attend Global Summit in London

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May 2014

International Week for Victims of Enforced Disappearance 
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March 2014

ABColombia launch report in Spanish: “Colombia: Mujeres, Violencia Sexual en el Conflicto y el Proceso de Paz”. Descargar informe en Español.

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March 2014
Joint Declaration: International organisations request that attention be paid to the case against David Ravelo 


 

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