Letters of Concern

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Following the end of the temporary bi-lateral ceasefire between the National Liberation Army (ELN) and Colombian Government, on 9 January 2018, the letter calls on both parties to return to the negotiating table and to arrive at an agreement on the criteria so that the bi-lateral ceasefire can continue. It also points out the difference that the ceasefire has made to rural communities in conflict areas.

On 20 December 2017, ABColombia sent a letter to UK Minister Sir Alan Duncan, expressing concerns regarding the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) in Colombia. Click on the link above to access ABColombia’s letter and the Minister’s response from 17 January 2018.

ABColombia, alongside other International Civil Society Organisations, signed a letter on 21 December to the Colombian Minister of Defence, Luis Carlos Villegas, urging the lives of communities within the Atrato Basin to be protected.

In advance of Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos’ state visit to the UK in December 2016, ABColombia and other signatories sent a letter to the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, Baroness Anelay, urging for the UK government to continue support to the Colombian Government’s negotiation efforts.