Colombia

Colombia: UN human rights office condemns forced displacement of indigenous people

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today condemned the forced displacement of some 800 indigenous people following threats by the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

UN refugee agency issues new guidelines on rights of Colombian asylum seekers

To help countries cope with increasing numbers of displaced Colombians, the UN refugee agency has released a set of guidelines recommending that governments and advocates consider Colombia’s deteriorating situation when examining asylum claims by those who have fled the country.