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Summary Since 2016, over 400 human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia—the highest number of any country in Latin America, according to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). In November 2016, the…
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Summary In the eastern Colombian province of Arauca and the neighboring Venezuelan state of Apure, non-state armed groups use violence to control peoples’ daily lives. They impose their own rules, and to enforce compliance they threaten civilians on…
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  Summary The 2016 peace accord between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC) presented a landmark opportunity to halt the serious abuses and atrocities…
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  Summary In 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace accord, establishing a landmark opportunity to halt the serious abuses and atrocities that had long accompanied a decades-long…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to…
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Summary Between 2002 and 2008, army brigades across Colombia routinely executed civilians. Under pressure from superiors to show “positive” results and boost body counts in their war against guerrillas, soldiers and officers abducted…
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The Crisis in Buenaventura Disappearances, Dismemberment, and Displacement in Colombia’s Main Pacific Port Summary Recommendations Methodology Background Disappearances, …
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The Risk of Returning Home Violence and Threats against Displaced People Reclaiming Land in Colombia Glossary Summary Widespread Abuses Perpetrators The Government’s…
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Rights Out of Reach Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia Summary Obstacles to Medical Attention Obstacles to Justice…
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  Paramilitaries’ Heirs The New Face of Violence in Colombia Glossary Map of Colombia I. Summary and Recommendations The Successor Groups: A Predictable Outcome of a Flawed Demobilization The Human…
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  Map of Colombia       Glossary   AUC: Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia,United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia, a coalition of most paramilitary groups in Colombia.   CTI: Cuerpo Técnico de Investigación, Technical…
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Breaking the Grip? Obstacles to Justice for Paramilitary Mafias in Colombia Map of Colombia Glossary I. Summary and Recommendations II. Background: Paramilitaries, Impunity, and the Justice and Peace Law.. …
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Maiming the People Guerrilla Use of Antipersonnel Landmines and other Indiscriminate Weapons in Colombia Summary and Recommendations Recommendations To the FARC-EP, ELN, and other irregular armed groups in Colombia.. To the Colombian Government To…
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Colombia: Displaced and Discarded The Plight of Internally Displaced Persons in Bogot and Cartagena Glossary I.Summary II. Recommendations Humanitarian Assistance Education Health…
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Smoke and Mirrors Colombia's demobilization of paramilitary groups I.Summary and Recommendations The Government's Record to Date Implementation of Demobilizations The OAS Mission in Colombia Future of the Demobilization…
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Two years after the start of negotiations for the demobilization of paramilitary groups, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe plans to present a draft law to govern demobilization at an international donors’ conference in Cartagena, Colombia, on February 3-4…