The Senate Peace Commission set to rest a big concern of Colombia’s military regarding transitional justice in the event of a peace deal with Colombia’s largest rebel group, FARC.
Two high court decisions handed down in Bogota Tuesday fell firmly in favor of their transgender plaintiffs, both of whom argued successfully that Colombia’s military service requirement was an infringement on Full Article »
General John F. Kelly, the commander of the US Southern Command, praised the ongoing dialogues between the Colombian government and the FARC, the country’s largest rebel group, during a visit to Paraguay, Full Article »
Colombian military victims of FARC war crimes want to be represented in ongoing peace talks with the rebel group, a thorny issue as the army is one of the conflict’s Full Article »
Some 16,000 people in two central Colombian towns have been without access to potable water after an alleged FARC attack on an aqueduct, according to local media.
A reunion was held with over 500 members of the Colombia’s Superior War Academy to construct and document the memory of the armed forces in the country’s decades-long armed conflict, according to Full Article »
Colombia’s LBGTI community is attempting to eliminate the existing requirement that transgender persons carry military exemption cards, in a case that is currently being looked into by Colombia’s Constitutional Court.
Despite some progress in recent years, impunity rates for so-called “false positive” extrajudicial killings remain high, according to statistics obtained by Colombia Reports from Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office.
A military operation carried out over the weekend left 12 alleged guerrillas dead in northwest Colombia, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defense.