Part of a four-part series on the security situation, and related human rights and environmental harms, in Guaviare department.
Somos Defensores’ report about attacks on social leaders during the first six months of 2020. The organization counts 95 murders, the largest number it had ever recorded during the first half of a year.
The publication verifies, and describes characteristics of, the killings of 222 social leaders between President Iván Duque’s August 2018 inauguration and March 2020.
Finds that failures to implement the peace accord are endangering the lives of human rights defenders.
Documenting the causes of attacks on social leaders in post-conflict Colombia, and necessary steps for their protection.
A wide-ranging quarterly report about the state of accord implementation, from the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. (Link at undocs.org)
Social leaders are also under attack in the poor and working-class neighborhoods of Bogotá.
Social leader killings have exploded in Caquetá, and few even get investigated.
An overview of the chief prosecutor’s office’s efforts to bring to justice killers of social leaders and human rights defenders.
Outlines the current challenges of Colombia’s peace process, across the board, and makes recommendations for U.S. policy.
The Bogotá-based think tank counts 166 social leaders and 36 former FARC combatants murdered so far in 2020.
Examines how Colombian judicial authorities can improve their protection of human rights defenders and hold masterminds accountable.
Finds a 55 percent increase in deaths from political violence during the first half of 2020, compared with the first half of 2019.
A report identifying bottlenecks faced by the Colombian judicial system in its efforts to hold accountable masterminds of crimes against human rights defenders.
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.
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.
WOLA’s latest monthly urgent update on the situation of human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia.
A look at threats faced by social leaders in the Catatumbo region, with a thorough mapping of the security situation and illicit economies in each of 10 municipalities.
CERAC, a Bogotá-based think-tank with an extensive database of conflict information, finds an increase in deaths from politically motivated violence in April, compared to February and March.
A look at the work of, and severe threats faced by, social leaders in Cauca, the department of Colombia where more leaders have been killed than anywhere else.
A portrayal of indigenous communities resisting mining projects in southern Córdoba department.
Profile of a Cauca campesino leader killed by the Army in 2017, and his effort to establish a Campesino Guard and reserve zones for small landholders.
The story of an indigenous leader killed in northern Cauca in 2018, and the legacy of his work with the Indigenous Guard.