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.
A look at the security situation amid the health crisis in Catatumbo, southern Córdoba, and Antioquia’s northeast and Bajo Cauca regions.
Drawing a link between U.S. security assistance to Colombia and human rights abuses committed during the conflict.
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 look at the many challenges to peace accord implementation in one of Colombia’s most neglected and complicated regions.
A report, submitted to the transitional justice system, about extrajudicial executions committed by the Colombian Army’s Medellín-based 4th Brigade.
A data-driven report measures compliance with peace accord commitments.
A narrative of how illegal timber traders corrupted security, judicial, and other government officials in Santander.
Explores appropriate possible roles for the armed forces in combating rising deforestation.
The annual security situation overview produced by researchers at Bogotá’s Fundación Paz y Reconciliación.
A review of data in Colombia, Peru, and Chile finds that “Venezuelan immigrants commit substantially fewer crimes than the native born, relative to their share in the overall population.”
A very critical book-length set of studies and essays about the human rights and peace implementation situation two years into the Duque government.
A summary of a more detailed scientific study of risks to reproductive health posed by glyphosate, the herbicide that the U.S. and Colombian governments wish to resume spraying from aircraft over coca-growing areas.
A detailed discussion of the FARC’s demobilization, disarmament, and initial reintegration process.
A narrative of the Havana peace process with the FARC, focusing on how negotiators dealt with key questions.
A narrative of the period of informal talks that led to the 2012 launch of formal peace negotiations between Colombia’s government and the FARC.
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.
Child malnutrition remains severe among the Wayuu people of La Guajira. It is a result of severe corruption and threatens to worsen with COVID-19.
A look at compliance in peace accord commitments and the security situation in Guaviare, a department in south-central Colombia with a heavy presence of FARC dissident groups.
As Iván Duque hits the midpoint of his presidential term, an overview of Colombia’s political and economic reality.
A trove of declassified U.S. documents raises questions about ex-president Álvaro Uribe’s possible ties to paramilitaries and narcotraffickers.
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.