13.04.19 The Caravana is extremely concerned to hear that human rights lawyer Juan Bautista Rivas Ramos was forced to leave Colombia for the United States of America due to continued threats and harassment, including surveillance, harassing phone calls, and death threats. The threats were allegedly connected to his petition before the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights in relation to the Colombian state’s failure to conduct a prompt, independent, impartial, and thorough investigation into the murder of his father, human rights lawyer Domingo José Rivas Coronado. Please, read the letter in English and Spanish
2019.03.13 The Colombian Caravana, the Foundation of the Spanish National Bar Association (Fundación de la Abogacía), the International Observatory of Lawyers, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, concerned about the downscaling of protection measures provided to human rights lawyer, Adil Meléndez. Read the letter in English and Spanish
2019.01.19. Colombian Caravana sent a letter to Colombian Authorities concerned for further threats and harassment towards Ms Gloria Silvia and members of Equipo Jurídico Pueblos (EJP) and other human rights defenders. Read the letter in English and Spanish
2018.12.05 Joint letter in support of Daniel Prado Albarracín, lawyer representing victims in the “12 Apostles” case. Santiago Uribe Vélez, brother of former president and current senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez, stands accused of co-founding this paramilitary group. Daniel Prado has been subject to frequent threats and harrassments due to his involvement in the case. Read the letter in English and Spanish
2018.08.11 Letter of concern regarding the murder of Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo, human rights defender and social leader from the department of Nariño. Carlos had previously approached the Colombian Prosecutor’s Office in relation to death threats he had been receiving. Read the letter in English and Spanish
2018.07.04 Letter of concern regarding the killing of land claimant leaders Mario Castaño Bravo and Hernán Bedoya. The Caravana requested the Colombian authorities to conduct a full investigation and address the heightened risk to human rights defenders and social leaders. Read the letter in English and Spanish
2018.02.04 OIDHACO network of 36 European organisations, including Caravana, request that the Colombian Government and the National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional – ELN) adopt urgent measures to de-escalate the conflict and avoid any military action putting civilians at risk. Read the letter in English here and Spanish here.
2018.02.04 Letter of concern regarding the killing of two land claimant leaders. The first killing was on 26 November 2017, the victim was Mario Castaño Bravo, a land claimant leader of Curvaradó. Read the letter in English and Spanish
2017.11.22 Letter of concern addressed to the National Protection Unit requesting protection measures for Gilberto Torres, who continues to receive further harassment. Read the letter in Spanish here.
2017.09.18 Letter of concern regarding further threats and harassment toward Soraya Gutiérrez, member of José Albear Restrepo Lawyers Collective (CAJAR). Read the letter in English here and Spanish here
2017.09.05 Letter of concern regarding an attack on premises of Luis Carlos Pérez Lawyers Collective (Corporación Colectivo de Abogados Luis Carlos Perez or CCALCP) in Cúcuta. Read the letter in English here and Spanish here.
2017.05.25 The Caravana is concerned about Gilberto Torres’ safety and has written to the Colombian authorities in support of his request for protection measures (en Español)
2017.02.28 Urgent alert: serious concern about killings and attacks against lawyers in Cali, Valle del Cauca department (en Español)
2017.01.23 Caravana along with 94 organisations around the world condemn the assassination of social leader Aldemar Parra García in the mining region of Cesar.
2016.11.18 Members of the European Parliment welcome new peace agreements with Farc and call for the prompt start of negotiations with the ELN (En Español)
2016.03.29 Threats faced by Claudia Julieta Duque and Víctor Javier Velásquez Gil (en Español)
2015.12.29 Murder of human rights defender Daniel Abril
2015.11.20 Mass threats to the Cajar Lawyers’ Collective, the Colombian Commission of Jurists, the Yira Castro Legal Corporation and many other human rights defenders here
2015.05 José Humberto Torres JOINT STATEMENT Inadmissible Accusations against Human Rights Defender
2015.05.19 Rommel Duran Inadequate protection for human rights lawyer Rommel Jonathan Duran Castellanos
2015.04.23 Pablo Segundo Ojeda Gutiérrez
2015.03.02 Marta Giraldo Withdrawal of security measures for human rights defender Ms Martha Giraldo
2015.02.18 Martha Díaz Further threats against Martha Díaz, member of MOVICE
2015.01.20 Further threats and harassment towards members of MOVICE INGRID VERGARA, Technical Secretary of MOVICE Sucre; JULIA TORRES, leader of the process of the firm La Germany, the municipality of San Onofre; NARCIDO silgado, process leader of the farm of La Germany; ADIL MELENDEZ lawyer accompanying the victims of the Law 975 and those affected by the land restitution in the Caribbean región, also a member of MOVICESUCRE; CANDELARIA BARRIOS, a member of MOVICE Sucre, and; ROSARIO MONTOYA, a member of the Atlantic MOVICE and a support worker of the La Alemania case.
2015.01.09 Human rights defender and MOVICE spokeswoman Diana Montilla.
2014.12.01 Threats to Juan David Diaz
2014.10.29 Threats to security of Jorge Eliécer Molano
2014.07.16 Murder of Luis Evelio Londoño
2014.07.01 Threats to Jeison Pava
2014.06.22 Further threats to Martha Diaz and others
2014.06.09 Continuing threats and harassment towards Ingrid Vergara and Jeison Pava
2014.05.25 Dr Jorge Eliécer Molano and Germán Romero Colombian lawyers and human rights defenders, announcing that they have been forced to suspend their work as lawyers due to the lack of guarantees for their safety. En Español
2014.04.09 Letter about threats to Jeison Pava
2014.03.16 Jorge Reales burglary and harassment
2013.12.20 Threats to Martha Diaz and other MOVICE members
2013.12.13 Burglary of home of MOVICE human rights lawyer, Édgar Montilla.
2013.12.01 Death Threats to Colombian lawyers Jeison_Pava
2013.11.01 Death threats against members_of_MOVICE incl lawyer Diana Montilla_
2013.11.01 Assasination of lawyers Oscar_Cortes_Baena_and_José_Lubián_Duque_Jiménez
2013.10.26 Threats to Carta de preocupación Amenazas ONIC
2013.10.06 Threats to CAJAR, the CSPP, the Yira Castro Corporation and other members of MOVICE
2013.10.06 Murder of lawyer Edison Alberto Molina
2013.10.06 Threats to Danilo Rueda
2013.09.09 Threats to Manuel Garzon and interChurch Justice and Peace Commission
2011.08.02 Yira Bolanos [español]
2011.08.02 Yeison Pava Movice [español]