WOLA and the US Network in Solidarity for Afro-Colombian Grassroots Communities (NASGACC) periodically circulates packets of recent documents of interest concerning Afro-Colombian and Indigenous communities to policymakers, academics and others interested in supporting ethnic rights. In this packet you will find English translations of the following:
1) Executive summary of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights of Los Andes University's First Report on the Colombian Government's Compliance with the terms of Constitutional Court Order 004 of 2009 regarding the Displaced Indigenous Population, March 2010.
2) Executive summary of the Racial Discrimination Watch, Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society, Black Communities´ Process (Proceso de Comunidades Negras-PCN) and the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights of Los Andes University's First Report on the Colombian Government's Compliance with the terms of Constitutional Court Order 005 of 2009 regarding the Displaced Afro-descendent Population, March 2010.
3) Buenaventura Declaration from Afro-Colombia and Indigenous organizations from Mesa Manglar organized by the Colectivo de Trabajo Jenzera with PCN and grassroots indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities, April 11, 2010.
4) Human Rights in the Pacific Coast of Cauca (Compilation of incidents from 2009 until April 8, 2010), COCOCAUCA, April 9, 2010.
5) The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) ‘s testimony presented at the US Congress's Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on "The Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Latin America," April 29, 2010.
6) Reports of Paramilitary Control of Commerce in Chocó, Semana, January 18, 2010.
7) S.O.S. from Timbiqui, Cauca. Urgent action from various Afro-Colombian Community Councils in the region, May 10, 2010.
Washington Office on Latin America
Marino Cordoba and Charo Mina Rojas
Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (CRLN)
Julio Montaño Arboleda
ECOS Del PACIFICO (PCN-Illinois)
Prof. Joseph Jordan
Department of African/African-American Studies
University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill