New Incertitude 19 years after Operation Génesis

IFOR in the United Nations Human Rights Council

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On March 22, during the general debate following the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report on the situation of Human Rights in Colombia, Martina Lanza from IFOR delivered a statement that spoke to the experiences of its members in Colombia.

Click on the picture to watch the video – Chapter 5


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IFOR en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas

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A continuación, le presentamos el vídeo y el texto que leyó Martina Lanza de IFOR el 22 de marzo pasado en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas, durante el debate general siguiendo el lanzamiento del Informe Anual del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos en Colombia.

Para ver el vídeo, haz click sobre la imagen – Capítulo 5


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Nilo: Communities next to Colombia’s largest military training base – Impressions from my first accompaniment

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Written by Kati Hinman

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Kati Hinmann on her first accompaniment, to Nilo.

Kati Hinman joined the FOR Peace Presence accompaniment team on the 2nd of December. Originally from the US, Kati has previously worked in the Dominican Republic, Bolivia, and Peru, primarily with youth. She is passionate about survivor-lead efforts to end violence, and is excited to work with FORPP and learn more about the peace process and human rights in Colombia.

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Visit of the Inspector General to Mesa Baja, Nilo.

On December 6, I traveled with Maren, our team coordinator, to accompany the field visit of the new inspector general. He is responsible for running the Committee to review compliance with the Sentence from June 2013, which stated that the community is vulnerable to violations of their fundamental rights by the military base. He had planned the visit in order to orient himself to the situation in Nilo before they hold their next meeting.


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Nilo: comunidades al lado de la base militar de entrenamiento más grande de Colombia – Impresiones de mi primer acompañamiento


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New Incertitude 19 years after Operation Génesis

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This article was also published in German by Amerika21.de and an adapted version was published by Global Voices.

Delegation on its way to military base Guamal

At the end of February, FOR Peace Presence joined a national and international1 delegation who accompanied the Communities for Self-Determination, Life, and Dignity of Cacarica (CAVIDA) to commemorate 19 years of suffering and displacement caused by the military/paramilitary operation Génesis in the Río Cacarica Basin, Bajo Atrato, in the department (province) of Chocó. It was to be a pilgrimage for peace with socio-environmental justice, and the walk lasted several days, going from the humanitarian zone “Nueva Vida, Cacarica, all the way to Cerro Mocho. Cerro Mocho forms the limit of the black community’s collective title in Cacarica with the Panama border, and where a binational Colombian/Panamanian military base was installed in June 2013, generating new concerns.


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