Visit to Government and FARC peace delegations in Cuba

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Between March 21 and 24 Justice for Colombia (JFC) took a delegation of trade unionists and politicians to Cuba to meet with the Colombia peace process negotiators. In a series of meetings the delegates met with the leaders of the FARC negotiating team, including Ivan Marquez, Pastor Alape, Pablo Catatumbo, read more



PHOTOS: JFC Colombia Peace Delegation 2015

Justice For Colombia News | on: Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Between 21st-24th March, Justice for Colombia (JFC) took a delegation of trade union leaders from Northern Ireland and politicians to meet with the Colombian peace negotiators currently talking in Havana, Cuba. Delegates heard an update on the talks from both the Government and FARC negotiators, as well as sharing some read more



Political Prisoner Omar Combita and six others released from prison!

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 30 March 2015

The teacher trade unionist Omar Combita who has been a focus prisoner for Justice for Colombia’s political prisoner campaign has been declared free to leave prison after a judge ruled that the period allowed for imprisonment without trial had been surpassed. Along with Omar Combita, six others were released, read more



As peace process advances, victims of state crimes facing heightened attacks

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 25 March 2015

The National Movement for the Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE), a close JFC partner, has over recent months denounced a series of attacks against its members in different parts of the countries. MOVICE, working as it does with victims of crimes committed by the state and advancing claims for justice, read more



Peasant trade unionist shot dead by Army

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 25 March 2015

On 5 March 2015, Ever Lopez, the peasant and member of the SINTRAGRIM trade union which is a member of MOVICE was murdered by the Colombian Army. Local residents reported hearing machine gun fire and when they realised Ever was missing they headed to his house where they found it read more



Victims organisation targeted by secret state operation demands justice

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 25 March 2015

MOVICE, the National Movement for the Victims of State Crimes, has suffered numerous attacks and murders since its creation in 2005. The link between the state and the persecution of MOVICE has been proved on numerous occasions, not least with repeated public statements by ex-presidents linking the movement to guerrillas read more



Colombia Questions in Parliament in 2015

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Pat Glass Labour, North West Durham 11:30 am, 20th January 2015 What recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Colombia. Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office We welcome the Colombian Government’s efforts to improve the human read more



Threatening phone call to family of persecuted academic

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Miguel Angel Beltran has suffered at the hands of the Colombian state for many years. He is an academic, a lecturer specialising in the history of the armed conflict in Colombia, and due to his critical view on the role of the state in that conflict, he has faced years read more



Amnesty Urgent Action for CPDH

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 12 March 2015

Below follows the text of an Amnesty International urgent action for threatened members of CPDH: URGENT ACTION members of human rights group threatened Members of a Colombian human rights organization supporting land restitution and the peace process have received a series of death threats by phone. Their safety is read more



Evento Histórico por la Paz en Colombia en el Parlamento Británico.

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 12 March 2015

Londres martes 10 de marzo de 2015 Parlamentarios, diplomáticos, académicos, activistas por la paz, sindicalistas, especialistas en resolución de conflictos, defensores de derechos humanos, abogados y miembros de la comunidad colombiana en Londres asistieron a una reunión en Westminster el martes para testimoniar una discusión en vivo sobre el proceso read more



Historic Peace Event Held at Westminster

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 12 March 2015

MPs, diplomats, academics, peace campaigners, trade unionists, conflict resolution specialists, human rights activists, lawyers, and members of the UK’s Colombian community attended a packed meeting at Westminster on Tuesday night to witness a live discussion on the ongoing peace process. The event, chaired by the Guardian’s Seumas Milne, was the read more



Press Release: FARC to Discuss Colombia Peace Talks in Westminster

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 6 March 2015

Press Release: London, 6th March 2015 FARC to Discuss Colombia Peace Talks in Westminster High profile UK MPs will host FARC negotiators at an event in Parliament on Tuesday 10th March at 18.15 to debate the country’s historic peace talks. It is the first time the FARC will address MPs read more



COMUNICADO: FARC Discute Proceso de Paz en el Parlamento Británico.

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 5 March 2015

COMUNICADO Londres, 5 de marzo 2015 FARC Discute Proceso de Paz en el Parlamento Británico. El grupo de Amigos de Colombia del Parlamento británico, el Grupo Parlamentario sobre Conflicto, y la ONG Justicia por Colombia han organizado el evento del martes 10 de marzo, en el cual negociadores read more



Peace Community member tortured by Army

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The San Jose Peace Community in northeastern Colombia was set up in response to the violence committed against the civilian population. Local residents declared a zone of peace, where all armed actors were prohibited from entering. In spite of the power of their resistance that continues today, the abuses read more



Two separate attacks on Afrocolombian trade union leaders

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 2 March 2015

In two separate attacks at the end of last month, trade union leaders and active community leaders for the Afrocolombian community were targeted. The first attack took place on the 20 February 2015, when trade union leaders from the public service provider EmCali were shot at whilst having lunch in read more