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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


     Alimentando el Conflicto en Colombia: El Impacto de la Minería de Oro en Chocó  

Spanish


 

Civil Society Voices: Agendas for Peace in Colombia

  

                                   English / Spanish


 

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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Latest from ABColombia  



February 2016


Situation of Colombian Human Rights Defenders continues to be deadly serious


The lawyers office of the Centre for the Studies for Social Justice - Tierra Digna broken into on 19 January 2016 and a laptop containing sensitive information pertaining to human rights cases stolen.  Notably this was the only item stolen despite the robbers having access to the rest of the office.


Read more here


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January 2016  



Government and FARC agree on UN mission to monitor ceasefire


On 19 January, the Colombian Government and the FARC agreed on a tripartite mechanism to monitor and verify the implementation of the ceasefire and the disarmament process.


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ABColombia new report


 Fuelling Conflict in Colombia:
the impact of gold mining in Chocó



This report is currently only available in Spanish:

Alimentando el conflicto en Colombia:
El impacto de la minería de oro en Chocó


Download the report

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November 2015


Report Launch Fuelling the Conflict in Colombia


“This is a really important report for Chocó... SCIAF congratulates ABColombia, Tierra Digna and CINEP for its production. All the communities SCIAF works with in Chocó are affected by mining; this report helps us understand these impacts, as well as potential future impacts, and will help guide our work with these communities...”


Mark Camburn, Programme Officer for Colombia at SCIAF

Read more here
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November 2015

 

Three Colombian Human Rights Defenders

killed in five days


ABColombia expresses profound concern regarding the killing of three defenders in five days between 9 and 13 November 2015 and the attempted murder of the prominent Nasa indigenous leader, Feliciano Valencia, on 17 November. Two of the defenders, Daniel Abril and Luis Francisco Hernandez, are partners of ABColombia members.


Read more here

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October 2015


15 years of UN Resolution 1325: Women's role in peace-building still undervalued


13 October 2015 marked 15 years since the passing of Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.


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September 2015


ABColombia Statement on Protection of Zenú Peoples


Three Zenú Indigenous People assassinated in three months: ABColombia calls on the Colombian Government to implement security measures promised more than 18 months ago.


Read statement here


 

Latest News on Colombia  

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December 2015

Colombian Government and FARC reach unprecedented agreement for the search of the Disappeared

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November 2015
ABColombia signs letter calling for greater commitment to conflict de-escalation 

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November 2015

Report on Palm Oil, Land Rights and Conflict in Colombia

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October 2015

Joint Statement on theft of Information of the CCEEU Coordination

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October 2015

Joint Statement on Persecution of the indigenous movement of Northern Cauca and delegitimisation of special indigenous jurisdiction

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September 2015

ABColombia Statement on historic Transitional Justice Agreement

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September 2015
International organisations express their concern on fifth anniversary of David Ravelo Crespo,  prominent Colombian human rights defender

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September 2015

Military Justice: Amicus Curiae submitted to Constitutional Court

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September 2015

Human Rights Defenders Honoured in National Prize
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September 2015

Gender Submission to the Review of the UK National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights

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August 2015
Attacks against Human Rights Defenders surge in 2015

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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

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