Colombian human rights defenders among the world's most attacked
In November 2016, the peace process that started four years earlier was finally voted by
both chambers of the Colombian Congress.
Did that mean the end of the war in Colombia? In some ways, yes. The number of murders
and other crimes has dropped by 40%. But for certain people, the war goes on.
Human rights defenders have suffered a record number of killings in the last two years,
which have been met with state indifference at best, and impunity at worst.
The unequal ownership of land, entrenched culture of State violence and repression
of social protest to this day keep affecting HRDs first and foremost.
How can this end?
Our latest report
HRDs were attacked
every single day.
That is the largest number of aggressions ever recorded in the country.