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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.

« La menace de mort est bien présente et couve ». Les acteurs non-étatiques doivent intervenir pour protéger les défenseurs des droits humains là où les États n’interviennent pas

Les défenseurs des droits humains, les lanceurs d’alerte et les témoins s’exposent à de nombreux dangers dans leur lutte pour mettre en lumière les violations des droits humains et l’utilisation illégale des ressources, les accaparements de terres et la corruption qui y sont liés.

Protecting Forest Defenders

Around 5 per cent of the world’s population are indigenous, and every day huge numbers of indigenous people risk their life in protection of their ancestral lands.

According to Global Witness’ Defenders of the Earth 2017 report, nearly 40 per cent of the defenders who died in 2016 were indigenous.

Protéger les défenseurs de la forêt

Environ cinq pour cent de la population mondiale est autochtone, et chaque jour, un très grand nombre de personnes risquent leur vie pour protéger leurs terres ancestrales.

Selon le rapport Defenders of the Earth 2017 de Global Witness, près de 40 pour cent des défenseurs décédés en 2016 étaient autochtones.

Indigenous authorities in Colombia denounce murder of member of the indigenous guard

The indigenous authorities of the Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, jurisdiction of the municipalities of Riosucio and Supia, Caldas, publicly denounce before the national government, investigation agencies, and national and international human rights organisations, the serious events that occurred today, 12 August 2017, in the indigenous community

Indigenous and Afro-Descendant peoples pushing for peace in Colombia: "Between hope and despair"

Final Synthesis Report for a collaborative project financed by the Norwegian Embassy in Colombia and The Kingdom of the Netherlands (2014-2017). This report synthesizes the outcomes of a two-year, innovative, peoples-driven project that brought together Indigenous and Afro-Descendent communities in Colombia whose gold-rich ancestral lands are coveted and threatened by outside actors.

Indigenous peoples in Colombia call for changes to international forest and climate programme

The Nonuya, Uitoto, Muinane and Andoque peoples of the Colombian Amazon, who self-identify as the ‘People of the Centre’, are calling for more information and substantive changes in the design of the Indigenous Peoples component of the Vision Amazonia forest and climate programme funded by the UK, Germany and Norway, including clear mechanisms to uphold land and territorial rights.