Enhancement of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the field of human rights in Colombia to implement the recommendations of the Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition

Year

2023

UN Body

Human Rights Council

Session

53

Session Type

Regular

Agenda Item

10

Country Concerned

Colombia

Condemnatory

No

Analysis

  • This Item 10 resolution contains limited criticism focusing on violations by armed groups and lack of progress in peace negotiations. It also contains some praise for the government
  • Moreover, the resolution was adopted under Item 10, which concerns mere "technical assistance," signaling an uncritical approach.

Main Sponsors

Colombia

Vote

Yes - 28, No - 0, Abstain - 19, Absent - 0

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "Noting that, in his report on the situation of human rights in Colombia, the High Commissioner reported that violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, displacement and confinement by armed actors in rural areas and in some urban centres disproportionately affected human rights defenders, environmental activists, social leaders, Indigenous Peoples, local communities, people of African descent, peasant leaders, peace agreement signatories, women and girls, as well as persons on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity..."
  • "Requests, for a renewable period of two years, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to provide and step up its technical assistance and capacity-building to national and local authorities and other relevant actors with dedicated additional resources to assist Colombia with the implementation of the recommendations made by the Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence and Non-Repetition..."
  • "Also requests the High Commissioner to appoint without delay an international human rights expert tasked with identifying and verifying the obstacles to the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement..."

Full Vote

  • Yes28

    • Argentina
    • Belgium
    • Benin
    • Bolivia
    • Chile
    • Costa Rica
    • Cuba
    • Czech Republic
    • Eritrea
    • Finland
    • France
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malawi
    • Mexico
    • Montenegro
    • Nepal
    • Paraguay
    • Romania
    • South Africa
    • Ukraine
    • United Kingdom
    • United States
    • Vietnam
  • No0

  • Abstain19

    • Algeria
    • Bangladesh
    • Cameroon
    • China
    • Ivory Coast
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Morocco
    • Pakistan
    • Qatar
    • Senegal
    • Somalia
    • Sudan
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Uzbekistan
  • Absent0