Identifies loopholes and weaknesses in Colombia’s laws and procedures for limiting weapons sales.
Outlines the current challenges of Colombia’s peace process, across the board, and makes recommendations for U.S. policy.
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 Bogotá-based think tank counts 166 social leaders and 36 former FARC combatants murdered so far in 2020.
The latest pandemic human rights update from the non-governmental platform looks at recent allegations of sexual abuse by military personnel around the country.
An infographic presenting the transitional justice system’s activities since COVID-19 measures went into effect in March 2020.
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.
Finds a 55 percent increase in deaths from political violence during the first half of 2020, compared with the first half of 2019.
Finds an increase in ELN violence due mainly to the group’s February 2020 “armed strike.”
Two longtime Colombian drug policy experts analyze the costs and risks of the current supply-side, eradication-heavy model for dealing with illicit crops, and lay out alternative proposals.
A collection of accounts of campesinos who have successfully substituted coca through sustainable and innovative projects.
A report identifying bottlenecks faced by the Colombian judicial system in its efforts to hold accountable masterminds of crimes against human rights defenders.
The fourth report on accord implementation from Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, which the peace accord gives a role in monitoring and verification.
An English executive summary of the fourth report on accord implementation from Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute, which the peace accord gives a role in monitoring and verification.
Examines how Mexican drug trafficking organizations have financed and linked up with Colombian counterparts during the post-accord period.
An indictment of some of the Colombian government’s policy choices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds a large increase in politically motivated killings during the first five months of 2020.
U.S. researchers explore forced disappearance and other security dynamics at the Colombia-Venezuela border region in Norte de Santander department.
Finds that the process of selecting justices for the Special Jurisdiction for Peace was a model of inclusiveness.
A study of the Truth Commission, the challenges it faces, and recommendations for its remaining work.
Information about Venezuelan returnee flows, and provision of assistance to them, during the COVID-19 crisis.
The 2019 report on attacks on social leaders and human rights defenders produced by Somos Defensores, a coalition of human rights groups.
An overview of conflict trends during the first four months of 2020. Notes some decrease in overall violence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with armed groups enforcing restrictions and social leaders facing even more attacks.