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Human Rights in Colombia

Summary:

Colombia has historically been notorious for having the worst human rights record in the Western Hemisphere. Colombia features on the British Government’s list of Countries of Concern, whilst the UN, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International release repeated reports documenting the lack of protection for social and political activists who are targeted with death threats and murder.

It is widely recognised that ensuring the protection of social and political activists will be an essential indication of the Colombian government’s commitment to peace.

641 political activists killed between 2011 and 2016.

Objectives:

  • Reduce the level of impunity for crimes committed against human rights activists.
  • Pressure the British government to prioritise human rights in its dealings with Colombia.
  • Provide up to date information in English on the human rights situation in Colombia.

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