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Colombian human rights defenders are still being killed at an alarming rate

Within the first three weeks of January 2019, one human rights defender (HRD) died every third day in Colombia. Actually, six HRDs died in violent attacks only every week. [1]

Colombian civil society organizations are continuously assembly in 2019
elevated threats and attacks. Variety of lifeless defenders
it is still growing and the acute impunity of this crime is
meant that their authors and authors have been hardly blocked

In reality, the amenities that civil society has created in the course of the conflict to protect the civilian population are also attacking. On 26 January 2019 Puente Nayero's humanitarian area in Buenaventura arrived from the three-man neo-paramilitary structure. [2] They attacked and plundered Norbey Gutiérrez's house. The ABColombia associate, Comision Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz (Church and Peace Council), states that neo-paramilitaries are referred to as "Urabeños". The American Fee for Human Rights (IACHR) issued special safeguards to the Puente Nayero group, which it expects to be carried out by the state. It’s subsequently essential that the Colombian State ensures the right functioning of the particular protection measures and reviews to the IACHR on the actions it has taken.

On 14
February 2019 CIJP
introduced that Mr Barrios, who was only 25 years previous, was killed
neo-paramilitary group Autodefens
Gaitanist de Colombia (AGC). Martin was the son of a human rights defender
Imber Barrios. Imber Barrios is the leader of the group in the humanitarian zone
Bella Flor Remacho, co-owned by Jiguamiando, Choco.
He pursues the requirement of return to land. Martín was killed whereas he was
was in the local town of Belén de Bajirá together with his wife and daughter. CIJP
studies that Belén de Bajirá is underneath the new parliamentary control of AGC
and the communities right here
the world is stigmatized. Neo-paramilitary
presence in co-owned areas of Curvaror and Jiguamiano

Other communities in Colombia are also experiencing the consequences of a unbroken armed battle: within the first 25 days of January 2019, over 1,300 individuals needed to flee their houses to flee from excessive violence. [3] This adds a continuing worrying development: OCHA stated that over 145,000 individuals have been pressured to maneuver from their houses in Colombia in 2018.

Continuing Violation of the Rights of the Rural Inhabitants
Colombia consists of the truth that the state has not fulfilled its commitment
and Land Regulation 1448 was adopted in 2011.
It is committed to returning to those who have been displaced by refugees
conflict. In the final seven years, solely 7.37% of the applicants have acquired
determination. This regulation is simply three years previous and is threatened – given
its sluggish implementation – to violate the rights of candidates for the proper to the courts

State Response to the Murder of Human Rights Defenders

Ivan Duque's Authorities Responding to Worldwide Considerations on Security State of affairs and Variety of Murder Human Rights Defenders Human Rights Safety Plan, Humanitarian Human Rights Safety Plan, Líderes Sociales y Periodistas (Human Rights Defenders Prevention and Protection) early action plan). social leaders and journalists – PAO). Initially, it was announced that the leader of PAO can be Basic Leonardo Alfonso Barrero Gordillo, despite allegations towards him to stop Falsos Positivos from being investigated [4]. Colombian NGOs expressed it. Inside Minister Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez then assured civil society organizations that Common Barrero was not the top of this new POA, but the Minister of the Inside can be answerable for this program. Nevertheless, Basic Barrero can be the link between this program and the safety forces. The overall process is to speak with the army and the nationwide police on safety points together with elements of the PAO. We are not ashamed, individuals need to be condemned in a courtroom of justice, and crucial thing is to ensure the safety of leaders in Colombia. [5]

Nancy Patricia Gutierrez, Inside Minister of Colombia, at the top of the HRD National Safety Fee.

It is very important be sure that the Nationwide Security Insurance Commission oversees this program. The Nationwide Safety Insurance coverage Fee is a political committee established by the Peace Agreement. It has ministerial representatives and civil society organizations specialists chargeable for dismantling new parliamentary groups and the security of former FARC fighters, human rights ombudsmen and social leaders (see Field 1 under).

has been accused of human rights issues for many years
establishing new our bodies to unravel the issue, because it has little or no impact
in apply. It’s imperative that this POA is correctly reserved and supported.
and is underneath the management of present our bodies within the area of safety
Guarantees for HRDs.

On the conclusion of his report on his official visit to Colombia in December 2018, the UN Particular Rapporteur on the Status of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst, thought-about the POA a constructive step, stressing that

… civil society, Defensoria del Pueblo (Human Rights Ombudsman) and Procuradurian (common participation in the improvement of the plan is essential. Equally, PAO coordination with other beforehand established dialogue laws involving civil society actors in state institutions. It is necessary that the PAO does not overshadow or weaken present safeguards. Mechanisms and insurance policies based mostly on earlier agreements are essential to make sure the arrogance of all relevant stakeholders within the course of

Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the state of affairs of human rights defenders

Field 1: Havana Security Safety Settlement

The Havanna Security Insurance coverage Settlement, revealed on 23 June 2016, was revealed. It outlines how the parties intend to get rid of political violence in Colombia. Along with mechanisms for dismantling PDPGs, resembling: the National Security Insurance Commission. This was set up to dismantle and blame those liable for the attacks on the defenders, particularly paramilitary followers. Its tasks embrace the drafting and coordination of an institutional action plan for the dismantling of paramilitarism

Members of the Commission are the President, the Residence, Defense and Justice Ministers, the Prosecutor, the Director of the Special Prosecutor's Workplace, the Human Rights Ombudsman (Defensore), the Commander of the Armed Forces, the Police Director, the 2 FARCs. representative, two representatives of the human rights community and one representative of the opposite political teams.

The Commission has quite a few powers, for example, it may possibly create mechanisms to examine officials within the background to ensure their participation in paramilitary groups. Planning Strategies for Figuring out Sources and Models of Natural Crime Financing


Penalties for Threatening and Killing Human Rights Violations and Making certain
that the perpetrators and perpetrators of those crimes are being prosecuted

Colombia must additionally make sure that it absolutely supports the prosecution and sentencing of those answerable for struggle crimes and crimes towards humanity by means of the Particular Peace Delegation (JEP). To work successfully, it’s imperative that it’s absolutely funded thus far. Subsequently, ABColombia recommends that the worldwide group and the Colombian authorities be sure that JEP receives 100 % of its price range.


[1] Norwegian Refugee Council, "More violence in early 2019 in Colombia" (28 January 2019)

[2] See also: ABColombia, "The grassroots initiatives play a key role in sustainable peace in Colombia" (30.9 .2014)

[3] Frontline Defenders, "Colombia"

[4] False Positives (Falsos Positivos) have been army slaughterings, the place "the victim is attracted to false acts as a" recruiter "in a remote location. There the individual can be killed quickly after the military arrives. After that, the scene is manipulated to seem as if the individual was legally killed in battle. The victim is usually described as a master with a weapon or grenade. Victims are typically buried anonymously in widespread graves, and killers are rewarded for the results they have achieved in preventing towards the guerrillas. Rationalization of Philip Alston's UN Particular Rapporteur.

[5] ”Para quienes han tenido dudas is suitable for the overall director's plan of Barrero quiero decirles que no es. La función del common de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte de la Côte … Côte d & # 39; Ivoire. There’s nothing greater than the "Three Stars" in the metropolitan area of ​​three nations, dancy la ministerra del Inside Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez.

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