Say YES to peace in Colombia!

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FIDH and its member organisations from the American continents (see below list of signatories), celebrate the historic peace accord that will be signed today in Cartagena (Colombia) and call upon Colombian citizens to vote for peace in the plebiscite on 2 October.

This accord brings to a close a four year-long process of negotiation, thus putting an end to a 60 year-long armed conflict. The signatory organisations from the Americas welcome this big stride forward in the long quest for peace, which will have a positive impact throughout the region.

“We champion this accord in the hope that it will provide an opportunity for lasting peace and social justice, for peace does not come just because guns are silent but because of the building of equity and justice which has yet to be achieved in Colombia.”

the organisations stated.

It is essential that these efforts be deployed in keeping with international human rights standards and the principles of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, with priority given to the victims of the conflict.

We reaffirm the recent appeal by the FIDH’s 184 member organisations in Johannesburg during the 39th FIDH Congress, in which, drawing on their participation in peace negotiations in Africa, Asia and Europe, they call upon the citizens of Colombia to value the meaning of the end of the war and vote for peace in the plebiscite.

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  • Co-signatories


    Comité de Acción Jurídica - CAJ – Argentina
    Liga Argentina por los Derechos del Hombre - LADH – Argentina
    Ligue des Droits et Libertés – LDL- Canada
    Observatorio Ciudadano – Chile
    Colectivo de Abogados Jose Alvear Restrepo – CCAJAR- Colombia
    Comité por la Defensa de Derechos Humanos – CPDH - Colombia
    Instituto Latinoamericano de Servicios Legales Alternativos – ILSA - Colombia
    Organización Femenina Popular – OFP – Colombia
    Comisión Ecuménica de Derechos Humanos - CEDHU – Ecuador
    Fundación Regional de Asesoría en Derechos Humanos - INREDH – Ecuador
    Acción Ecológica – Ecuador
    Comisión de Derechos Humanos de El Salvador – CDHES – El Salvador
    Center for Constitutional Rights – CCR – Estados Unidos
    Centro de Acción Legal en Derechos Humanos - CALDH – Guatemala
    Réseau National de Défense des droits de l’Homme - RNDDH – Haïti
    Comité de Familiares de Detenidos-Desaparecidos en Honduras – COFADEH - Honduras
    Liga Mexicana por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos - Limeddh – México
    Centro Nicaragüense de Derechos Humanos - CENIDH – Nicaragua
    Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos - APRODEH- Perú
    Centro de Políticas Públicas y Derechos Humanos – EQUIDAD - Perú
    Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos – CNDH- República Dominicana
  • Member organisations - Colombia
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