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They establish a route to deal with crimes against indigenous people in Colombia | News

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The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) in Colombia and the Special Indigenous Jurisdiction announced this Wednesday an articulating route to deal with cases in which they have positioned themselves and committed crimes against indigenous peoples. in sequence:

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“This joint work has been arranged with the indigenous authorities since 2019 as a form of recognition of the importance of the Special Indigenous Jurisdiction in the territories,” according to what is recognized by the JEP.

The route establishes, according to the Colombian legal instance, the participation of local authorities, traditional authorities, as well as representation from women’s sectors.

The JEP and the Special Indigenous Jurisdiction implemented a coordination route to deal with cases involving those appearing who have committed serious crimes against indigenous persons and communities, as well as those appearing who belong to this population.

— Special Jurisdiction for Peace (@JEP_Colombia)
May 18, 2022

Specifically with the investigation of Case 04, which investigates the territorial situation of the Urabá region, the JEP indicated that the immediate background of said route was activated on July 28, 2021.

Regarding the established route, on April 28, 2022, the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) recalled the public declaration to the national and international community where an alliance was established between ethnic groups, social, popular, union and student unions, who denounced “in the framework of a demand for historical vindication, paramilitary violence, murder and the resurgence of the war due to the actions of armed actors.”

“During the year 2022, we indigenous peoples have permanently denounced that crimes against humanity are added to the illegal record, such as the breach of the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, the lethal attack on the collective body of peace: the guard indigenous, systematic attacks against the Nasa People who live in the North Zones-ACIN, Sath Tama Kiwe Zone and Uh Wala Vxiç Zone”, specified the CRIC.

The organization specified that so far in 2022 there have been 25 homicides of indigenous leaders and human rights defenders, six armed attacks on the civilian population, seven individual threats, 122 collective threats, six harassments, two combats, five persecutions, six kidnappings, “situation that merits the decree of urgent provisional measures by the Special Indigenous Jurisdictions, Special for Peace and precautionary measures decreed ex officio by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) if it is taken into account that the violations are accredited” .

Disclaimer: Via Telesur – Translated by RJ983

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