Numerous civilians have fallen victim to the armed conflict between the Colombian government and paramilitary structures in Colombia since the mid-1960s. In 2003, the warring parties finally reached a peace agreement, enabling the Government of Colombia to establish a legal framework for transitional justice measures that seek to fulfill the rights of the conflict-afflicted, with particular regard to women and indigenous people. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has initiated the "Support for the Colombian Peace Process Programme" (ProFis) in order to provide support to Colombia with implementing the "Justice and Peace Law" in accordance with international legal provisions and principles of transitional justice.
This publication describes the implementation of measures taken within the framework of ProFis. It presents results and discusses remaining challenges.
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DC Promising Practices
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The study shows why development cooperation should further human rights of LGBTI. It illustrates how LGBTI activists are working, the challenges they are facing and their experiences with donors in development cooperation. It also outlines the international and regional human rights frameworks as they relate to sexual orientation and gender identity and reviews the extraterritorial obligations of donor countries in development cooperation. Two human rights instruments are examined – the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) – with a view to how they are useful in promoting HR related to SOGI on the national and local level.
Author: Andrea Kämpf
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