Speech of Richard Howitt MEP on the Colombian peace process and Justice for Colombia

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Speech of Richard Howitt MEP on the Colombian peace process and Justice for Colombia, UK Labour Party Conference, September 2015. The pursuit of peace has always been a cornerstone of the Labour movement. And Justice for Colombia read more



Partido Laborista celebra avance en el proceso de paz colombiano

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Partido Laborista celebra avance en el proceso de paz colombiano En su congreso anual en la ciudad de Brighton al sur de Inglaterra el Partido Laborista británico apoyó unánimemente, una declaración para saludar el reciente avance en el proceso de paz que vio un acuerdo firmado sobre la justicia transicional read more



Labour Party welcomes advances in Colombian peace process

Justice For Colombia News | on: Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Labour Party welcomes advances in Colombian peace process In its annual conference in the city of Brighton, the Labour Party has given unanimous support to a motion congratulating the recent advances in the Colombian peace process which saw an agreement signed on transitional justice and a read more



UNITE statement in relation to breakthrough in Colombian peace talks

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 25 September 2015

UNITE the union congratulates all parties in the Colombia peace process for all the efforts that led to the historic handshake between Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC Commander Timoleon Jimenez 'Timochenko' on Wednesday 23 September 2015. The commitment to sign a final deal by March 2016 and to read more



Colombia: Joint international declaration on 5th anniversary of detention of David Ravelo

Justice For Colombia News | on: Friday, 25 September 2015

23 September 2015 Joint Declaration International organisations express their concern on the fifth anniversary of the detention of David Ravelo Crespo, a prominent Colombian human rights defender. 14 September 2015 marked five years since the distinguished human rights defender, David Ravelo Crespo, member of the Regional Corporation for read more



Justice for Colombia and Parliamentary Friends of Colombia welcome historic step for peace

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 24 September 2015

Justice for Colombia and Parliamentary Friends of Colombia welcome historic step for peace in Colombia Justice for Colombia (JFC) and Parliamentary Friends of Colombia (PFC) welcome the historic announcement made on 23 September 2015 in Havana of an agreement on the issue of justice in relation to the ongoing peace read more



Justice for Colombia y grupo parlamentario hacen declaración sobre proceso de paz

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 24 September 2015

Justice for Colombia (JFC) y el grupo del Parlamento del Reino Unido ‘Amigos Parlamentarios de Colombia’ reciben con gran ilusión paso histórico para la paz en Colombia Justice for Colombia (JFC) y los Amigos Parlamentarios de Colombia (PFC) reciben con alegría el anuncio histórico del día 23 de septiembre de read more



Labour Welcomes Historic Step in Colombia Peace Process

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 24 September 2015

Labour's Shadfow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn MP has welcomed the historic breakthrough in the Colombian peace process. Below is his statement in full: http://press.labour.org.uk/post/129769702919/colombia-a-very-important-breakthrough-in-the Hilary Benn MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting on the announcement of the new agreement between President Santos and the FARC leader Timoleon Jimenez ‘Timochenko’, read more



President Santos and FARC Commander Timochenko Shake Hands Colombian President and FARC leader shake hands in historic moment for peace

News from Colombia | on: Thursday, 24 September 2015

A point of no return has been reached in the Colombian peace process as the Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, and the leader of the FARC, Timoleon Jimenez ‘Timochenko’, shook hands last night after the signing of an agreement on transitional justice. There is widespread excitement and anticipation across Colombia read more



Son of opposition candidate shot five times

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Didier Fernando Quinayás, a member of FENSUAGRO and the Patriotic march, was shot five times in the back as he left a bar in the night of 12 September 2015. Didier Fernando is the son of Ricardo Quinayas Galindez, a candidate councillor in the upcoming elections for the opposition Democratic read more



Teenage daughter of trade unionist found dead

News from Colombia | on: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The dauighter of the Ex-President of the National Union of Bank Workers (UNEB) was found dead on 11 September 2015. Juliana León Pulgarín was reported missing days earlier in the town of Envigado in the Department of Antioquia. Hildebrando León Cortés is the current Sub-Director of the Medellin regional office read more



Prominent indigenous leader sentenced to 18 years in prison

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

There is outrage in Colombia after a court sentenced the prominent and recognised indigenous leader Feliciano Valencia to 18 years in prison. Valencia was charged with the kidnap and torture of a Colombian soldier during a massive indigenous protest in 2008. The indigenous community and the social movements more broadly read more



Privacy International: British companies involved in state surveillance in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

The British NGO Privacy International has released a report detailing the ongoing state surveillance in Colombia. Whilst major scandals surrounded the operations of the now disbanded presidential intelligence agency, DAS, as it monitored the activities of trade unionists, human rights activists, journalists, and opposition politicians for years, and often passing read more



Four military officials on trial for paramilitary massacre

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 22 September 2015

On 16 May 1998, seven people were murdered and 25 were disappeared in the city of Barrancabermeja. Four soldiers are currently on trial accused of supporting the massacre which was carried out by paramilitaries. In the prosecution report there are details that the Commander of the Police planned the massacre read more



JFC Vacancy: Programme Assistant

Justice For Colombia News | on: Thursday, 10 September 2015

JFC is advertising for a Programme Assistant. For details of the position and how to apply download the document on the right hand side of the page. read more



Mass social movement holds one week event in capital

News from Colombia | on: Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Agrarian Council (Cumbre Agraria) is an umbrella movement uniting both the Patriotic March and the People’s Congress, Colombia’s two largest and most significant social movements, with a particular focus on issues affecting those living in Colombia’s countryside. It is in the countryside where the Colombian armed conflict is most read more



45,000 have been disappeared in Colombia

News from Colombia | on: Monday, 7 September 2015

The Colombian state’s National Victims Unit has finished a recent evaluation of the number of people who have been disappeared in Colombia concluding that 45,630 have been deliberately disappeared. The Department of Antioquia, the birth place of the paramilitary forces in the 1980s and home to Alvaro Uribe who served read more



Political candidate killed in shooting

News from Colombia | on: Friday, 4 September 2015

A prospective Councillor, Willington Garcia, was shot dead in the city of Cali on 31 August 2015. Garcia was running for the Liberal party and he had already been forced to travel in a wheelchair after a previous attack. read more