Urgent Action: DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENT TO SOLVE CRISIS (Colombia: UA 62.21)June 14, 2021
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.