Location : Bogota and 6 regional offices (Valle, Antioquia, Tolima, Atlantico, Cundinamarca and Santander)
Creation : 1973
Local issues : Colombia has had great political violence for more than fifty years: extortion from guerrilla groups or para-military militias, state violence (arbitrary detention, extra judiciary executions, ill-treatment in detention, etc.). The dialogue between the Colombian authorities and a part of the guerrilla movements leaves hope for an improvement of the situation but for the victims of grave violations of human rights it is extremely difficult to have their situation recognised, to obtain remedy and to see the perpetrators convicted by the Colombian judiciary. The only way out is often international justice and especially the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights.
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Location : Pasto
Creation : 1999
Local issues : The internet conflict that has ravaged Colombia for more than fifty years has left countless victims, disappeared or displaced. In the Narino state, located in the southwest of Colombia near the Equatorial border, drug dealers, guerilla and different right-wing paramilitary groups engage in a merciless war for the control of the territory, especially the areas where coke is produced. The civil population is the first victim of violence and can barely make their rights acknowledged by the local autrhoritie.
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