PBI-Colombia accompanies CREDHOS as Amnesty International Secretary General visits the San Silvestre wetlands

On November 27, CREDHOS tweeted: “Agnes Callamard Secretary General of @amnistia International is in #Colombia for the first time, knowing the situation of #human rights, management carried out by #Credhos, visiting #Fedepesan and taking a tour of #wetland #SanSilvestre.” Erika Guevara Rosas, the Americas Director for Amnesty International, also tweeted: Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies the Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation as Colombia joins the Global Alliance for the Disappeared

On November 16, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Colombia adheres to the World Alliance for the Disappeared. It is key to include the voice and experience of relatives who are victims of the #ForcedDisappearance so that the search is effective and the recognition of #WomenSearchers as @nydia_erika.” The Nydia Erika Bautista Foundation (FNEB) Read more…

El Espectador: “The legal dispute between a community and a [Canadian] oil company in the heart of Casanare”

On November 10, PBI-Colombia tweeted: #COP27 Example of #ClimateChange in #Colombia: “They left destruction when they had offered well-being” in the most dangerous country for environmental defense. Case accompanied by @CSPP_ [the Committee for Solidarity with Political Prisoners] @CospaccOficial [the Social Corporation for Community Advice and Training] shows due diligence Read more…

Ecopetrol president Felipe Bayón: “We have undone the agreements we had with ExxonMobil” for the fracking pilot projects

Photo: The site of existing Manatí 1 conventional well where the Colombian state-owned oil company Ecopetrol had said it would develop the Platero pilot fracking site. The Magdalena River is seen in the background. Image from the Podion Corporation. El Tiempo has published an article with the headline: Ecopetrol will Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies CCALCP lawyers’ collective at meeting with women’s organizations and EU Delegation

On November 8, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Dialogue with @UEenColombiain [the Delegation of the European Union in Colombia] in Bucaramanga with women who build #peace from territory such as @ccalcp [the Luis Carlos Pérez Collective Lawyers Corporation]. International support for women #human rights defenders who have important proposals to stop #violence including Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Justice and Peace Commission as Norwegian MPs visit the Amazon Pearl Campesina Reserve Zone

On November 8, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “Amnesty International], the Norwegian Fund for Human Rights, parliamentarians and politicians from Norway Ingrid Liland and Grunde Almeland dialogue with communities in the Amazon Pearl Campesina Reserve Zone in #Putumayo, where the Association for the Integral Sustainable Development of the Perla Amazónica [ADISPA] and the Read more…

Colombian President Petro signs Escazú Agreement to protect environmental defenders on eve of COP27 talks

Photo (left to right): Minister of the Interior Alfonso Prada, Minister of Mines and Energy Irene Velez, President Gustavo Petro, Minister of Environment Susana Muhamad, Foreign Minister, Álvaro Leyva. The Spanish news agency EFE reports: “Colombian President Gustavo Petro signed the Escazú Agreement, an international treaty that seeks to protect Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanies Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and dhColombia talk about the defence of territory

On November 2, PBI-Colombia tweeted: “From [the region of] #Urabá [in the department of Antioquia] @cdpsanjose [the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó] and @dhColombia [the Network Association of Human Rights Defenders of Colombia] talk about the campesina reality and the defense of the territory in the midst of Read more…

PBI-Colombia accompanied CREDHOS calls for “the protection and guarantee of the rights to life, to the integrity and security of its members”

On October 31, CREDHOS tweeted: “#Threats to #Credhos The board of directors of the corporation demands that the #civilian, #police, and military #authorities guarantee the #life of the #Inhabitants of #MagdalenaMedio… To the control and administration of justice agencies to investigate and find the intellectual and material authors of the Read more…