Examines how Colombian judicial authorities can improve their protection of human rights defenders and hold masterminds accountable.
Reveals the role of dissident groups and cattle ranching in the destruction of forest and national park land in Colombia’s south-central department of Meta.
Lays out military responsibility for historically bloody paramilitary massacres in the Montes de María region during the early 2000s.
An investigation into social media campaigns, relying heavily on bots, aimed at discrediting the post-conflict transitional justice system.
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.
Armed and criminal groups are increasing their recruitment of child combatants.
WOLA’s latest monthly urgent update on the situation of human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia.
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.
Profiles two communities of ex-combatants who are developing their own productive projects.