Written Question: Monitoring the human rights situation in Lower Atrato/Urabá (Colombia)

(Source: European Parliament)

Date submitted:

Question for written answer E-001818/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos (Renew)

Subject: Monitoring the human rights situation in Lower Atrato/Urabá (Colombia)

Despite the signing of the Peace Agreement in Colombia and the extensive measures relating to gender set out in the agreement, cases of sexual violence against women and girls from indigenous, Afro-Colombian and rural communities are still on the rise. Reportedly, armed groups still control swathes of these areas socially and territorially, and the Colombian Government appears to be failing to take sufficient or appropriate action in response to this situation. This has allowed mass displacement, targeted killings, forced recruitment of minors, destruction of primary forests and other major human rights violations to continue unabated since the 1990s.

  1. What projects is the Commission engaged in with the aforementioned communities in the Lower Atrato region?
  2. What does it make of the failure of the Attorney General’s Special Unit on Investigations to dismantle the legacy of paramilitarism?
  3. What monitoring activities is the Commission conducting to help the National Protection Unit and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace implement gender-related prevention and protection measures in these beneficiary communities?
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