Workers Uniting send letter to President Santos about assassination attempt

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 16 September 2016

Workers Uniting, the global union which represents more than 2.5 million workers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, has written a letter to President Santos to express their outrage about the attempted assassination of Alexander Castro, one of the leaders of the Oil Workers' Union (USO), read more



Attempted assassination of trade union leader

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 15 September 2016

Alexander Castro, a leading member of the oil workers union USO, survived an assassination attempt yesterday, 13 September 2016. The trade union leader was holding a meeting with workers at the El Pozo oil rig when unknown men fired six times at the vehicle in which he was travelling. read more



13 social activists killed since peace agreement announced

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 14 September 2016

13 social leaders and human rights defenders have been killed since the final peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC was announced, according to the Colombian Ombudsman’s Office. On 11th September Néstor Iván Martínez, an Afro-Colombian community leader, anti-mining campaigner and member of the civil society movemenr Congreso read more



TUC passes motion on Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Congress welcomes the announcement on 24 August that the Government of Colombia and the FARC-EP have reached a final peace agreement and congratulates both parties, the Colombian people and our sister trade union movement. Congress notes that this historic agreement is the first in the world to have a specific read more



Resolución de la Central Sindical Británica (TUC) sobre Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 13 September 2016

La central sindical británica (TUC) celebra el anuncio del 24 de agosto del acuerdo final de paz entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC-EP y felicita a ambas partes, al pueblo colombiano y a nuestros compañeros en el movimiento sindical colombiano. La TUC nota que este acuerdo histórico es el read more



Resolución parlamentaria celebra el acuerdo de paz

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 13 September 2016

En el parlamento británico se presentó una resolución para celebrar el acuerdo de paz entre el gobierno colombiano y las FARC, felicitar a ambas partes por el logro y pedir que se saque a las FARC de las listas terroristas. Los ponentes de la resolución incluyen a los parlamentarios Rob read more



Inspector General removed from office

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 8 September 2016

Colombia's Council of State ruled on Wednesday 7th September that the re-election of Inspector General Alejandro Ordóñez in 2012 was void. The controversial Inspector General, whose role is to safeguard human rights and investigate violations of the Constitution by public officials, must be immediately removed from office. The Council of read more



Activist killed in transitory area where FARC will demobilize

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 8 September 2016

An indigenous and political activist, whose property is in one of areas where the FARC will demobilize, has been assassinated. Cecilia Coicue was found on 7th September with multiple stab wounds. She had last spoken to her family the day before and was last seen going to the local water read more



Academic and political prisoner Miguel Angel Beltran freed from prison!

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 2 September 2016

The imprisoned Colombian academic, Miguel Ángel Beltrán, has been freed from prison. On Thursday 1 September the Colombian Supreme Court repealed his eight-year prison sentence for the crime of "rebellion". Miguel has been held in La Picota prison since July 2015. This was the second time the prominent academic has read more



Six social activists killed in Colombia days after peace deal announced

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 1 September 2016

On the first day of the bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian government and the FARC six social activists were killed in Colombia. Environmental campaigners and peasant activists, Joel Meneses Meneses, Nereo Meneses Guzmán and Ariel Sotelo, were shot dead by unidentified armed men in Cauca, south-west Colombia. It is reported read more



Bilateral ceasefire takes effect in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 1 September 2016

On Sunday 28 August the leader of the FARC, Timoleón Jiménez, announced that from midnight the bilateral ceasefire between the Colombian government and the FARC would come into effect after 52 years of war. On 25 August, after delivering the final text of the peace agreement to the Colombian Congress, read more