April 3, 2013
On this International Mine Awareness Day, the Organization of American States wishes to highlight the successful humanitarian demining efforts throughout the Americas. National authorities in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru are to be commended for increasing awareness of the dangers posed by landmines, for reducing the number of landmine victims, and for assuming responsibility for their national programs.
Awareness has brought safety to numerous affected communities. From the...
Human Rights Watch
Dear Mr. President,
I am writing to express my deep concern with the “justice system reform” bill your administration is currently promoting that would expand the scope of military jurisdiction over cases of abuses by Colombian security forces. Article 11 of the bill would amend the constitution to provide that all acts committed by active security force members during operations are presumed to be “related to service,”...
2010 Human Rights Reports: Colombia. U.S. Deparment of State
El presente es el informe emitido por el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos sobre la situación de los derechos humanos en Colombia correspondiente al año 2010
Does the U.S. have a Policy Toward Latin America? Assessing the Impact to U.S. Interests and Allies
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere AffairsTestimony Before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
February 15, 2011
As Prepared for Delivery
Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee:
I want to begin by thanking you for this opportunity to testify before you today and for the level of interest...
Report of the United States of America
Submitted to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
In Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review
The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) was established by the UN General Assembly in 2006 as a process through which the human rights records of the United Nations’ 192 Member States could be reviewed and assessed. This review, conducted through the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), is...
"In democracies, respecting rights isn’t a choice leaders make day-by-day, it is the reason they govern." — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
Promoting freedom and democracy and protecting human rights around the world are central to U.S. foreign policy. The values captured in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in other global and regional commitments are consistent with the values upon which the United States was founded centuries...
Este es un Informe de la Relatora Especial sobre una vivienda adecuada como elemento integrante del derecho a un nivel de vida adecuado, y sobre el derecho de no discriminación a este respecto, en la misión a Estados Unidos de América.
La referencia de este documento es : A/HRC/13/20/Add.4
http://www.ceecolombia.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Informe de la Relatora Especial sobre una vivienda adecuada(2).pdf
Informe del Relator Especial sobre las ejecuciones extrajudiciales,sumarias o arbitrarias en su misión a Estados Unidos de América. La referencia del documento es A/HRC/11/2/Add.5
http://www.ceecolombia.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/ejecuciones extrajudiciales en US.pdf
http://www.ceecolombia.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Informe del Relator Especial sobre las formas contemporáneas de.pdf
Delay Consideration of Colombia Trade Deal
by Kenneth Roth
November 14, 2008
But Colombia is an exceptional case when it comes to labor rights. The violence there is so serious, and the lack of response by the authorities so overwhelming, that workers simply cannot exercise their rights.
Kenneth RothIn the midst of the economic crisis, the Bush administration has decided to spend its final days in office pushing for a trade agreement with Colombia...
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