The 52-year armed conflict between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the government officially ended with a peace accord in 2016, but the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrillas, groups that emerged from the FARC and successor groups to paramilitaries that emerged after an official demobilization process over a decade ago continue to commit serious abuses. Rights defenders, indigenous and Afro-Colombian leaders, and other community activists face threats and violence. Violence associated with the armed conflict has forcibly displaced millions and impunity for serious abuses remains a serious concern.

  • Americas
    Police detain an anti-government demonstrator during a nationwide strike in Bogota, Colombia, on November 21, 2019.
  • Women's Rights
    Ximena Casas and Nisha Varia, on behalf of Human Rights Watch, with headquarters at 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, United States, present this amicus curiae to the Honorable Constitutional Court of Colombia in connection with case 8028404, which discusses the right to freedom from gender-based harassment and violence. To this end, we respectfully state the following
  • Children's Rights
    Human Rights Watch makes this submission in response to the request for contributions for your study on the rights of the Indigenous child. This submission is based on research conducted by Human Rights Watch in Australia, Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, New Zealand, and the United States, and covers the following topics: