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.
An overview of the state of affairs as Colombia edges closer to restarting a controversial U.S.-backed program of aerial herbicide fumigation.
A look at how the transitional justice system is working through Case 07, covering the FARC’s recruitment of children within its ranks.
Contends that an entire web of uninvestigated organized-crime activity lies behind the August 11 massacre of five minors in a marginal Cali neighborhood.
A look at the security situation amid the health crisis in Catatumbo, southern Córdoba, and Antioquia’s northeast and Bajo Cauca regions.
The former top paramilitary figure, facing extradition back to Colombia from the United States, changed his story about the 2001 murder of an indigenous leader.
An interview with Andrés García Trujillo, a member of the government negotiating team in Havana, whose new book takes the Santos administration to task for insufficient implementation of the accord.
The publication verifies, and describes characteristics of, the killings of 222 social leaders between President Iván Duque’s August 2018 inauguration and March 2020.
A non-aggression pact between criminal groups has broken in the embattled port city in southwest Colombia.
A Defense Ministry response to a request for information from Colombian senators about the U.S. deployment of a Security Force Assistance Brigade.
Numerous statistics about security and counter-narcotics, through September 2020. (link at mindefensa.gov.co)
An account, based on fieldwork, of how the coca economy is oppressing indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in Cauca.
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.
Examines the FARC’s surprising confessions to some unsolved, high-profile 1990s assassinations.
A report, submitted to the transitional justice system, about extrajudicial executions committed by the Colombian Army’s Medellín-based 4th Brigade.
Profile of a former CIA agent who served as head of security for Drummond, a U.S. coal company accused of working with paramilitaries.
A data-heavy look at government compliance with the illicit drugs chapter of the peace accord, and an evaluation of drug policy options. (link at juanitaenelcongreso.com)
A wide-ranging quarterly report about the state of accord implementation, from the UN Verification Mission in Colombia. (Link at undocs.org)
An investigation of a Duque government policy to transfer some unclaimed lands to large-scale agribusinesses, which contravenes the peace accord’s “rural reform” principles.
WOLA’s latest monthly urgent update on the situation of human rights defenders and social leaders in Colombia.
A data-driven report measures compliance with peace accord commitments.
Profiles of some former AUC paramilitary leaders and the crimes they still need to clarify or confess.