New unilateral ceasefire begins after most violent month since peace talks began

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Resource Centre for the Analysis of Conflicts, Cerac, published a report detailing violent incidents instigated by the Farc in the 30 days after a previous unilateral ceasefire was lifted. On 20th July the FARC once again implemented a unilateral ceasefire. The report focuses on incidents occuring after the 22 read more



UN General Secretary accepts invitation to participate in peace negotiations

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 23 July 2015

The UN General Secretary, Ban Ki – moon, has welcomed the joint decision between the Colombian government and the Farc to put new mechanisms in place to deescalate the conflict and speed up the peace negotiations. The General Secretary of the United Nations and the Union of South American Nations read more



TUC condemns arrest of human rights defenders in Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The TUC condemns the arrest of four human rights defenders in Colombia last week. The four activists were Esmer Montilla Gutiérrez, President of the Foundation for the Defence of Human Rights (DHOC), Ingrid Piñilla Espitia, vice-president of the Association of Peasant Workers and a regional coordinator for the pro-peace Patriotic read more



El grupo Amigos Parlamentarios de Colombia rechaza detenciones de cuatro activistas

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 21 July 2015

El grupo Amigos Parlamentarios de Colombia (PFC), un grupo de más de 80 representantes del Parlamento del Reino Unido, rechaza las detenciones de cuatro activistas de derechos humanos durante los días de 15 y 16 de julio en el centro de Colombia. Esmer Montilla Gutierrez es el Presidente de la read more



Parliamentary Friends of Colombia condemns politically motivated arrest of four activists

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Parliamentary Friends of Colombia (PFC), a group of more than 80 MPs from the UK Parliament, condemns the arrests of four human rights activists on July 15th and 16th in Central Colombia. Esmer Montilla Gutiérrez is the President of the human rights organisation DHOC; José Samuel Rojas Mora is read more



Trade union leader suffers violent break in to her home

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 21 July 2015

On Thursday 16 July 2015, a man forced his way in to the home of Marta Diaz Suarez, President of a regional public service trade union, ASTDEMP, and National Spokesperson for the Patriotic March. At the time of the break in Marta’s father was home alone, a gun was held read more



Justice for Colombia condemns politically motivated arrest of four activists

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 20 July 2015

Justice for Colombia, the London based NGO condemns the arrests of four human rights activists including a journalist on July 15th and 16th in Central Colombia. Esmer Montilla Gutiérrez is the President of the human rights organisation DHOC; José Samuel Rojas Mora is the President of the Corporation New read more



Justice for Colombia rechaza detención de cuatro activistas

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 20 July 2015

Justice for Colombia, la ONG con sede en Londres, rechaza las detenciones de cuatro activistas de derechos humanos durante los días de 15 y 16 de julio en el centro de Colombia. Esmer Montilla Gutierrez es el Presidente de la organización de derechos humanos, DHOC; Jose Samuel Rojas Mora es read more



Four activists arrested as local organisations denounce legal persecution

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 20 July 2015

Human rights organisations and political organisations have condemned the arrest of four political activists from the Central Eastern region of Colombia. All of those arrested are members of organisations which form part of the Patriotic March. There is considerable concern that the arrests come in response to the work being read more



Morning Star: MPs demand action to halt jailing of Colombia activists

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 16 July 2015

Article by Luke James of the Morning Star. LABOUR MPs demanded yesterday that British ministers take action over the thousands of campaigners and trade unionists imprisoned for political reasons in Colombia. Trade union group chairman Ian Lavery and Leeds East MP Richard Burgon both raised the abuses at foreign and read more