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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 associated…
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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 armed…
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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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 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
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 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
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 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 Investigation…
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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
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 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…