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. 










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



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



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‘Challenges for the finalisation of the peace accords and the peace building process'

The talk is led by two key peace advocates

Mgr Héctor Fabio Henao Gaviria and Liney Contreras

both based in Colombia with a long and established track record in promoting peace and dialogue.

Wednesday  1 June 2016

6.30-8.30 p.m

St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG.

Entrance free (voluntary donstion on the door of £3)

Register here for a place

There are only a limited number of places

These are likely to go quickly

so please only register if you are sure you are coming

May 2016

First General Arrested and Detained for Extrajudicial Killings  Falsos Positivos

On 28 March 2016, the Public Prosecutor’s office issued an arrest warrant for General Torres Escalante. General Torres was the former Commander of Brigade 16, is charged with the assassination of a peasant farmer, a father and son. Whilst there have been other army personnel convicted of ‘false positives’ these have been from the lower ranks.

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April 2016

Victims and expert organisations 'proposals and recommendations' on enforced disappeared

On 15 March 2016 victims and expert organisations submitted their 'proposal and recommendations' report on enforced disappeared in Havana. This document has been put together by the working Table for Forced Disappearances (Mesa de Trabajo sobre Desapariciones Forzadas) of the Coordination Colombia Europe United States (Coordinación Colombia Europa Estados Unidos).

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    March 2016

Official start of Peace Talks with the ELN

On Wednesday 30 March 2016 the Colombian Government announced the start of the Public Phase of the Official Peace Talks with the ELN.

‘This is good news ABColombia has stressed the need for Peace Talks to officially begin with the ELN. We would now urge both parties to declare a bi-lateral  ceasefire in order that the situation for ordinary people in Colombia is  improved whilst the parties are negotiating.’

Louise Winstanley ABColombia Programme and Advocacy Manager

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Latest News on Colombia  

March 2016

 7 Human Rights Defenders Killed in two weeks


March 2016

Celebrating the work of Women Human Rights Defenders: Former Judge Maria Stella Jara


February 2016

Colombia's Constitutional Court decides on Military Justice System reform

February 2016

Victims’ organisations call for implementation and consultation on measures agreed in Havana on the Disappeared


February 2016

Situation of Colombian Human Rights Defenders continues to be deadly serious


February 2016

Letter from NGOs to Havana on the importance of the monitoring role of the UN Office for Human Rights in Colombia


January 2016

Government and FARC agree on UN mission to monitor ceasefire

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