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Justice for defenders of Pari Island

Pari Islanders fighting the occupation of their territory were given a glimmer of hope last month after a prominent environmental defender, Pak Sulaiman, was found not guilty of a land breach.

Search for justice gains ground as two found guilty for the killing of Colombian Indigenous leader

On November 7, partial justice was achieved in the case of the assassination April 7, 2015 of Fernando Salazar Calvo, Indigenous leader of the Resguardo Indígena Cañamomo Lomaprieta, Caldas, Colombia: a judge sentenced two men to terms of between 20 and 40 years of jail for carrying out the assassination and carrying weapons illegally, yet the intellectual author who ordered the killing remains at large, and the investigation continues.

Defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos de Montes de María en el norte de Colombia completan una marcha pacífica de protesta para exigir mejores medidas de prevención y protección para los líderes sociales que enfrentan una ola de amenazas de muerte

Más de 400 líderes comunitarios, mujeres, ancianos y familias de Montes de María se reunieron con el gobierno departamental y las autoridades estatales para denunciar la creciente inseguridad en su área local y demandar acciones para acelerar la implementación del Acuerdo de Paz en su zona.