The national strike that began last April 28, 2021 continues with hundreds of mobilizations across the country. Authorities responded with stigmatization of protestors and excessive use of force causing human rights violations and possible crimes under international law. As the situation worsens, and after a working visit from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Colombia, the Organization of Americas States (OAS) Member States have yet to act to help resolve this crisis. We call on the United States’ Department of State to lead a diplomatic initiative within the OAS to analyse and propose human rights-based solutions for Colombia.
- Please take action as-soon-as possible. This Urgent Action expires on August 9, 2021.
- Write a letter in your own words or using the sample below as a guide to one or both government officials listed. You can also email, fax, call or Tweet them.
- Click here to let us know the actions you took on Urgent Action 62.21. It’s important to report because we share the total number with the officials we are trying to persuade and the people we are trying to help.