Drawing a link between U.S. security assistance to Colombia and human rights abuses committed during the conflict.
A report, submitted to the transitional justice system, about extrajudicial executions committed by the Colombian Army’s Medellín-based 4th Brigade.
A very critical book-length set of studies and essays about the human rights and peace implementation situation two years into the Duque government.
The Bogotá-based think tank counts 166 social leaders and 36 former FARC combatants murdered so far in 2020.
Warns of the vicious measures that illegal armed groups have taken to enforce COVID-19 lockdowns, and control territory, in several parts of the country.
The latest pandemic human rights update from the non-governmental platform looks at recent allegations of sexual abuse by military personnel around the country.
Examines how Colombian judicial authorities can improve their protection of human rights defenders and hold masterminds accountable.
Lays out military responsibility for historically bloody paramilitary massacres in the Montes de María region during the early 2000s.
A report identifying bottlenecks faced by the Colombian judicial system in its efforts to hold accountable masterminds of crimes against human rights defenders.
An indictment of some of the Colombian government’s policy choices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. researchers explore forced disappearance and other security dynamics at the Colombia-Venezuela border region in Norte de Santander department.
The 2019 report on attacks on social leaders and human rights defenders produced by Somos Defensores, a coalition of human rights groups.
Raises concerns about persistent impunity for human rights violations committed by state actors, and calls on the International Criminal Court to remain vigilant.
A virtual museum exhibit about past struggles of the free press in Colombia. With initial features on Arauca, Caquetá, and Córdoba.
An update on the human rights situation amid Colombia’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
An accounting of acts of violence against local political and social leaders around the country. The MOE counts 41 killings of such leaders during the first three months of 2020.
Researcher Carolina Naranjo Escobar highlights the importance of social leaders for local-level state building, and steps that Colombia’s government must take to protect them.
“The half-hearted implementation of the peace agreement and the persistence of violence suggest a grim outlook.”
Documentation of abuses that Colombian National Police committed during mostly peaceful demonstrations in late 2019.
The ICRC’s annual overview of the humanitarian situation in Colombia. Finds an alarming 2019 increase in landmine victims, confinements, and attacks on medical personnel.
An annual report on the state of press freedom in Colombia by the Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa.
Abuses including murder, forced labor, child recruitment, and rape are often committed as part of the groups’ strategy to control the social, political, and economic life of Arauca and Apure. Impunity for such abuses is the rule.