Morning Star: Peace prospects improve in Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Article published in the Morning Star in the aftermnath of the signing of the revised deal. Peace is once again on track in Colombia, with the signing of a revised version of the peace agreement between the Farc and the Colombian government this week. “Peace is winning, we have no read more



More than 100 social leaders killed this year in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A recent report by the Colombian organisation INDEPAZ states that 86 social leaders have been assassinated this year in Colombia, including Patriotic March members, community leaders, peasant farmers, indigenous activists, students and land reclaimants. However, according to other reports the number could be much higher - other sources state read more



El ministro británico de Estado se pronunció sobre la situación de los presos políticos

Justice For Colombia News | on: Monday, 19 December 2016

Luego de que Catherine West, portavoz parlamentario de la oposición, interpele sobre las condiciones penitenciarias en Colombia, el Ministro de Estado de Asuntos Exteriores y de la Mancomunidad británica, Sir Alan Duncan, se ha referido al respecto el pasado 15 de diciembre. El ministro de Estado declaró que las condiciones read more



JFC organise successful delegation of British and Irish trade unionists and MPs to Colombia.

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

In the last week of November a delegation of British and Irish trade unionists and MPs travelled to Colombia to meet with trade union leaders, human rights defenders, peace activists and opposition politicians, as well as both parties to the peace agreement, the FARC and the Government. The visit coincided read more



British MPs raises concerns about existence of paramilitaries in Colombia

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

15 December 2016 Written questions to the Minister of State responsible for Colombia. Catherine West, Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment read more



British government expresses concern about political prisoners in Colombia

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

15 December 2016 Written questions to the Minister of State responsible for Colombia. Catherine West, Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information read more



Constitutional Court decision gives final ratification to the peace deal

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 15 December 2016

The future of the revised peace agreement signed by the government and the FARC on 24th November 2016 was given a final boost on Tuesday with the decision of the Constitutional Court to allow for Congress to pass the Peace Act which will reduce the amount of time needed to read more



Assasination attempt against political activist in Northern Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 15 December 2016

Just days after a trade unionist and political activist was murdered in Colombia, an attempt was made on the life of another human rights defender and activist. Rodrigo Ramírez, a member of the organisation of victims of state crimes MOVICE, the permanent human rights committee CPDH and the Patriotic Union, read more



Peasant trade unionist murdered in South Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

On Monday 12th December, Guillermo Veldaño, a rural trade union activist recognised for his defence of local water resources, was murdered by two unknown men. Guillermo was a member of the FENSUAGRO trade union and the patriotic March political movement in the village of Puerto Vega in Putumayo. The Patriotic read more



JFC on BBC World Questions special on Colombian peace process

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Justice for Colombia Director Mariela Kohon was a panelist in the following 50 minute special BBC radio programme on the Colombian peace process recorded in the Colombian capital Bogota. Click on the below link to listen to the programme. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04k004z "BBC World Questions comes to Bogota, Colombia, as the read more



Colombia delegation reports from MPs and trade unionists

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

A one week JFC led delegation to Colombia saw a group of trade union leaders, MPs, and a journalist meet with trade union activists, human rights defenders, victims of state violence, FARC guerrillas and the Colombian government. In follow up to the visit delegates have written a series of reports read more



British MP raises concern over recent killings

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

21st November 2016 Written questions to the Minister of State responsibile for Colombia. Rob Flello Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make read more