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Petróleo del Territorio Indígena U'wa Evitaría que el País Tenga que Importar Crudo en Cuatro Años

August 14, 2006 | El Tiempo

Sin embargo, los nativos se oponen de manera férrea a la propuesta. [...]More »

78 Members of the U.S. Congress Sign Letter in Support of the UNHCHR's Office in Colombia

August 1, 2006 | Campaign Update

On August 1, 2006 78 Members of the United States Congress sent a strong letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urging the full renewal of the UNHCHR's Office in Colombia.  The bipartisan letter was circulated by Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Jim Leach (R-IA). [...]More »

Se Reabre Litigio Estado-Comunidad U’wa Vía Libre a la Búsqueda de Petróleo en Territorio U’wa

July 16, 2006 | El Espectador

Siempre y cuando se cumpla con los estudios, planes, licencias y permisos ambientales previstos en la ley, la Sala de Consulta y Servicio Civil del Consejo de Estado le dio vía libre al Gobierno para poner en marcha el proyecto petrolero que, con pública oposición de varias organizaciones indígenas, se ha pretendido impulsar desde hace 14 años en el territorio del resguardo U’wa, entre los departamentos de Arauca, Bo [...]More »

IACHR Expresses Its Concern For The Situation Of Human Rights In Colombia

May 2, 2006 | Press Release

Nº 16/06  IACHR expresses Concern about the Human Rights Situation in Colombia.  Washington D.C. [...]More »

The Current Status of the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

March 25, 2006 | Campaign Update

The OAS Permanent Council Working Group to Prepare the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will be holding another round of meetings of negotiation in the quest for points of consensus. The last meeting, the Seventh in the series, took place in Brasilia, Brazil between March 21 - 25, 2006. [...]More »

Amazon Watch and the U'wa Defense Project Call on the Colombian Government and ECOPETROL to Abandon their Plans to Drill for Oil on U'wa Land

March 19, 2006 | Press Release

March 19, 2006 Honorable Alvaro UribePresident of the Republic of Colombia AND Mr. [...]More »

U’WA: A CALL FOR JUSTICE, A CALL FOR SUPPORT

December 23, 2005 | Campaign Update

“The U'wa people, by the power we have held for thousands of years, feel ourselves compelled to call out to the world. Understand that the strength of our power is with our words. We, the U'wa, are nonviolent people. Our power is our instinctive respect and spiritual consciousness. [...]More »

Advancing the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Critical Challenge for the International Community

April 13, 2005 | Report

Advancing the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples:A Critical Challenge for the International Community Voices from a forum at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights April 13, 2005 Presented by Amnesty International, la Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH), the Netherlands Centre for Indigenous Peoples (NCIV), Friends World Committee for [...]More »

Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous People, Mr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen visit to Colombia in March 2004

November 10, 2004 | Report

This report covers the official visit to Colombia by the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People, Mr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen, which took place between 8 and 17 March 2004. Colombia has made progress in recent years in terms of the constitutional recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples. [...]More »

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