Colombia: The human rights situation in Colombia: Amnesty International written statement to the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 23 March 2012)
This statement presents an overview of Amnesty International’s concerns in Colombia. The government continues to express a commitment to human rights and to end impunity. It has also introduced some policies designed to benefit many, but not all, victims of the armed conflict. Despite these positive developments, there have been few tangible improvements in the overall human rights situation. Civilians continue to bear the brunt of the human rights consequences of the armed conflict and most perpetrators continue to evade justice.