Report & webinar – Colombia Confronting Impunity: Protect Lawyers and Judicial Independence

Photo: The delegation (including Heather Neun) meets with the PBI-Colombia accompanied Luis Carlos Pérez Collective Lawyers Corporation (CCALCP) and the Campesina Association of Catatumbo (ASCAMCAT). Peace Brigades International-Canada Board member and lawyer Heather Neun participated in the International Caravana of Jurists delegation to Colombia in August 2022. Earlier this year, Read more…

Colombia joins the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance, environmental defender Yuvelis Morales says no to fracking in the territories

CREDHOS tweet: Yuvelis Morales and others at “1st Summit Against Fracking and Unconventional Deposits, committed to the defense of territory, water and life.” The Colombian government has joined the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA), an international alliance of governments and stakeholders working together to facilitate the managed phase-out of Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation at protest in front of the Search Unit for Missing Persons (UBPD) in Bogota

On August 29, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “If there is no path, we create it”… We were accompanying @nydia_erika and relatives of victims of #Enforced Disappearance from different departments of Colombia to demand, in front of the @UBPDcolombia, truth and justice #WomenSeekers sowing dignity #untilfound As can be seen in the poster Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS and FEDEPESAN at meetings with Canadian Embassy in Barrancabermeja

On August 16, PBI-Colombia posted: “In the village of Campo Gala #Barrancabermeja accompanying @Credhos_Paz [the Regional Corporation for the Defence of Human Rights] and @CanadayColombia [the Canadian Embassy in Colombia] at a meeting with #Fedepesan [the Federation of Artisanal Fishermen of Santander] and #LosCogollos to talk about the effects that Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies COSPACC and BHRRC in Casanare to receive testimonies about impacts of oil companies

On August 16, PBI-Colombia posted: “We accompany @CospaccOficial [Social Corporation for Community Advice and Training] and @CIEDHes [Information Center on Business and Human Rights/BHRRC] in #Casanare listening to testimonies from those who experience environmental impacts caused by oil companies. Testimonies to record a documentary on the environmental and social effects Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied organizations comment on the ESMAD riot police now being called the UNDMO

Photo: The ESMAD riot police. The government of President Gustavo Petro has changed the name of the controversial ESMAD police unit to UNDMO. The Mobile Anti-Riot Squadron (ESMAD) is now the Dialogue and Order Maintenance Unit (UNDMO). Three PBI-Colombia accompanied organizations – the Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP), Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied CSPP and social leaders raise concerns about Frontera Energy with shareholders

Photo: Oscar Ramirez, Ferney Salcedo, Gustavo Torres. As Calgary-based Frontera Energy holds its virtual annual meeting of shareholders on May 18, three Colombian human rights defenders are raising concerns about the company’s operations in San Luis de Palenque and Orocué, Casanare. Their short videos (spoken in Spanish with English subtitles) Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS on verification and registration of environmental effects on wetlands of Puerto Wilches

On April 29, CREDHOS tweeted: “We continue on the tour with the community of the corregimiento el Guayabo, municipality of Puerto Wilches, carrying out the verification and registration of the environmental effects on the wetlands that are presented in it. #CredhosIsTerritory #CredhosIsPeace #CredhosIsDignity” The Peace Brigades International-Colombia Project has accompanied Read more…

Amnesty International and PBI-Colombia accompanied organizations call for reform of repressive police

PBI-Colombia accompanied organizations – including the Association for Research and Social Action (Nomadesc), Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners (CSPP) and the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (CCAJAR) – in collaboration with Amnesty International continue to call for police for on the second anniversary of the start of the National Read more…

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