Letters of Concern
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Archive of Letters
- 16 March 2018: MEPs send letter to the Colombian Government
27 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), including six UK and Irish MEPs, sent a letter to the Colombian Government to express concerns about the increase in assassinations and aggressions against human rights defenders (HRDs), environmental defenders and social and community leaders.
- 24 January 2018: Letter to the Negotiators in Quito
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.
- 17 January 2018: Correspondence with Sir Alan Duncan, UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas
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.
- 20 November 2017: Correspondence with Paula Gaviria, Presidential Advisor for Human Rights
On 10 October 2017, ABColombia and a parliamentary delegation sent a letter to the Colombian Presidential Advisor for Human Rights, Paula Gaviria, expressing concerns regarding the situation of environmental pollution for the communities of Chocó and Buenaventura, as well as the situation of human rights defenders (HRDs) in these regions. On 20 November 2017, Paula Gaviria responded to these concerns.
- 21 December 2016: Atrato at Risk: ABColombia signs letter to Minister of Defence
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.
- 6 December 2016: Continued Support to Colombia: Correspondence with Baroness Anelay
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.