New Policy Report: Colombia's Human Rights and EU Engagement
21 October 2019
A team of six recent graduates from UCL initiated this project in the autumn of 2018 under the supervision of Dr Par Engstrom, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights at UCL Institute of the Americas.
The Challenges of Cooperation: The European Union’s Engagement on Human Rights in Colombia: 2012-2019
The team began their research with the objective of identifying critical issues and general trends in human rights in Colombia and formulating recommendations to improve the EU’s engagement on human rights matters. Although the Peace Agreement of 2016 is featured prominently, other structural issues are also addressed, and as such, the study goes beyond the scope of the Colombian peace process.
The situation in Colombia is highly complex and this report intends to highlight these issues and provide a roadmap for the EU to improve the support it is providing in the current post-conflict scenario. The teams’ objective is for this report to act as a resource for policymakers, academics, activists, and government officials.
On November 21 the team will present their findings at an event at the UCL Institute of the Americas. Further information will be provided closer to the time.
Read the full report here: