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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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"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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September 2014


Colombian Victims call for Immediate
Ceasefire and Integral Reparation  


In August the peace talks taking place in Havana between the Colombian Government and FARC guerrilla group moved on to discuss the fourth item on the agenda - Victims.

From July to September forums were held in Colombia and internationally at which victims put forward their views and proposals on how to ensure truth, justice, reparation and no-repetition for victims of Colombia’s almost 60 year conflict.

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Placards featuring disappeared friends and family members are shared at the International Victims Forum in London on 13 September




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September 2014


Grassroots initiatives hold key to lasting peace
in Colombia  


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Latest News on 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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February 2014
Human rights in Colombia will remain a top-priority for Great Britain after a possible peace agreement is signed, according to Foreign Secretary William Hague.
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February 2014
Colombian flower workers deserve decent working conditions this Valentine’s Day: Across Colombia, approximately 600,000 people directly or indirectly depend on floriculture. This industry is important for jobs and the economy in Colombia, but it can bring with it considerable suffering for those working in the flower industry.
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January 2014

ABColombia release a joint public statement with OIDHACO following an International Court Ruling on the Colombian State's Responsibility in the Forced Displacement of Communities in Cacarica

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December 2013

International Human Rights Day - 10 December 2013: the human rights situation in Colombia continues to be of grave concern. Human rights violations have increased in 2013, as shown by the steady rise in killings of human rights defenders.

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November 2013

ABColombia launch new report: Colombia: Women, Conflict-related Sexual Violence and the Peace Process


 

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