Campesinos in the Guayabero River region of southern Meta department are organized against state neglect and forced coca eradication.
A profile of Gen. (Ret.) Mario Montoya and the legacy of the “False Positives” human rights scandal.
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.
Recently declassified U.S. government documents from the 1990s attest to the Colombian military’s low morale and collaboration with paramilitary groups.
An investigation points to evidence that an Italian volunteer with the UN Verification Mission may have been murdered for reporting on a military bombardment that killed several child recruits.
Documents indicate that Colombia’s military knew that forcibly recruited children were present at a FARC dissident encampment in Caquetá before bombing it in August 2019.
An analysis of the security forces’ inability to protect human rights defenders and conflict victims from renewed violence.
U.S. and Colombian economists find a correlation between 2003-08 “false positive” killings, the weakness of judicial institutions, and the prevalence of colonels commanding Army brigades.
Forced eradication operations are growing ever more aggressive, as documented in this account from journalists in the Guayabero River region of south-central Colombia.
After killing him in late June in Catatumbo, Colombia’s Army claimed that Salvador Durán was an ELN member, which the group denied.
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 overview of a year of human rights scandals in the Colombian Army’s intelligence apparatus.
New revelations of illegal activity by Colombian Army intelligence. The magazine exposes some of the contents of 130 profiles that Army spies built on reporters, politicians, human rights defenders, and even fellow officers.
Raises concerns about persistent impunity for human rights violations committed by state actors, and calls on the International Criminal Court to remain vigilant.
The Colombia section of the State Department’s annual worldwide overview of human rights. (Link at state.gov)
Discussions with victims in the Antioquia town where investigators from the JEP are unearthing scores of bodies believed to be the victims of “false positive” killings committed by Colombia’s army.
Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín of Colombia’s National University talks to La Silla Vacía about the history of paramilitarism in Colombia and the possibility that it might make a comeback.
Reporters who broke some of Semana’s big recent stories about human rights abuse and corruption in Colombia’s Army tell of terrifying threats, surveillance, and communications intercepts.
In a blockbuster scoop, the Colombian newsmagazine reveals that Army intelligence units have been hacking the communications of, following, and even threatening, Supreme Court justices, opposition politicians, human rights defenders, military whistleblowers—and even Semana’s own reporters.