Amnesty International Human Rights Report 2017/18: the state of Colombia

The state of Colombia: background

Amnesty International Report deeply details the state of Colombia (pages 130-134). Nothing new under the sun actually, except for those who kept hope alive after the peace agreement.

According to the report, indeed, “the civilian population, especially Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant and peasant farmer communities, and human rights defenders, continued to be the main victims of the ongoing armed conflict”. Despite a decrease in the number of civilians killed in clashes between the FARC and the Colombian security forces from the start of the negotiations to signing of the Peace Agreement in 2016, the armed conflict has not ended and in some parts of the country it seemed to have intensified.

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