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‘We are being killed’: human rights defenders pay with their lives in Colombia

by Geneva and URG LAC Team Blog, Blog, Contemporary and emerging human rights issues

Wednesday 29th April 2020, Bogota In a report to the Human Rights Council following his visit to Colombia at the tail-end of 2018, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, recognised the efforts of the Colombian Government to create a safe environment for the defence of human rights yet bemoaned the continuing risks faced by human …