FARC and Government Joint Announcement of Definitive Ceasefire

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 23 June 2016

Havana, Cuba, June 22, 2016 The delegations of the National Government and the FARC-EP inform to the public that we have successfully reached an Agreement on a Bilateral and Final Ceasefire and Cessation of Hostilities; Decommissioning of Weapons; security guarantees and the fight against read more



Ceasefire agreed to put an end to the Colombian war

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 23 June 2016

Today, Thursday 23 June 2016, President Santos will travel to Havana to sign the agreement which will confirm the bilateral and definitive ceasefire between the Colombian state and the FARC-EP. After being at war since 1964 the moment is being hailed as the end of the read more



MPs question Ministers on Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 16 June 2016

Questions tabled by MPs in the British parliament during June. 13 June 2016 Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has read more



Agrarian strike ends and negotiations continue

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 14 June 2016

After two weeks of protest, peasant farmers, indigenous, Afro-Colombian and rural workers came to an agreement with the Colombian government on to end the strike. Strike leaders agreed to end the blockades and protests after the government agreed to a number of commitments and continue talks. They will meet with read more



Advances in talks in agrarian strike but repression continues

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 9 June 2016

10 days after the beginning of the Agrarian strike, there have been some advances in talks between the Colombian government and protesting farmers, indigenous, Afro-Colombian and rural workers amidst fears about the growing repression of the protest. The farmers are protesting against the increase in food imports, attributed to free read more



Civilians in Bajo Cauca assassinated by paramilitary groups

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The increase in violence since the end of 2015 has terrorised the community of El Bagre and the surrounding area, where guerrilla and paramilitary groups are engaged in combat. Two farmers are known to have been killed last month but the authorities still only have very limited information about the read more



Human rights defender shot dead in Medellín

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 7 June 2016

A human rights defender has been killed in Medellín. Ramón Eduardo Acevedo Rojas was shot dead in the centre of the city on 6th June by an assassin who was then captured by police. Ramón was one of the founders of a municipal Human Rights Committee for Peacebuilding and was read more



Justice for Colombia expresses support for agrarian strike and condemns repression

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 6 June 2016

Justice for Colombia, the organisation of the UK TUC and Irish Congress of Trade Unions, supported by more than 7 million workers in the UK and Irish trade union movement, wishes to express its solidarity with the Agrarian Strike ongoing in Colombia. More than 100,000 peasant farmers, indigenous and rural read more



El Grupo Parlamentario Amigos de Colombia expresa solidaridad con el paro agrario

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 6 June 2016

El Grupo Parlamentario Amigos de Colombia, que representa a más de 85 miembros del parlamento británico, expresa su solidaridad con el paro agrario en Colombia. Más de 100,000 campesinos, indígenas y sectores rurales están en huelga desde el 30 de mayo y se han sumado otros gremios como los camioneros read more



Parliamentary Friends of Colombia expresses solidarity with agrarian strike

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 6 June 2016

The Parliamentary Friends of Colombia, representing more than 85 Members of the UK Parliament, wishes to express its solidarity with the Agrarian Strike ongoing in Colombia. More than 100,000 peasant farmers, indigenous and rural workers have been on strike since 30th May, with lorry drivers and teachers also striking across read more



Justice for Colombia respalda el paro agrario y condena represión

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 6 June 2016

Justice for Colombia, la organización de las centrales sindicales británicas e irlandeses apoyada por más de 7 millones de trabajadores en el movimiento sindical en el Reino Unido e Irlanda, expresa su solidaridad con el paro agrario en Colombia. Más de 100,000 campesinos, indígenas y sectores rurales están en huelga read more



2 indigenous activists shot dead and 135 wounded after 4 days of protest

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 3 June 2016

In the ongoing protests taking place across Colombia, two more people have been killed and 135 wounded as a result of police repression. Gersain Cerón and Marco Aurelio Díaz, both members of indigenous reserves in Cauca department died after being shot during protests on 2nd June. 26 year old Willington read more



Joint communique released on ethnic and territorial approach to peace implementation

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 3 June 2016

Havana, Cuba, June 2, 2016 In order to help ensure the ethnic, territorial and differentiated approach in the implementation of the agreements on the various items of the Agenda and to that extent strengthen respect for and protection of ethnic and cultural diversity, the delegations of the National Government and read more



In detail: The status of paramilitaries in 2016

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 1 June 2016

As the peace process between the government and the FARC-EP reaches its final stages, one of the biggest challenges still remaining is the ongoing presence and violence of paramilitary groups. How will the Colombian state be able to ensure the safety of demobilised guerrillas whilst the paramilitaries remain read more