Declaration of Solidarity with the First Assembly of Black Community Councils of the Colombian Southern Pacific Region sign now

Declaration of Solidarity
with the First Assembly of Black Community Councils
of the Colombian Southern Pacific Region

We, the undersigned, write to proclaim our solidarities with the First Assembly of Black Community Councils of the Colombian Southern Pacific Region. We offer this statement as an expression of support and solidarity with the purposes of the Assembly taking place October 1-4, 2008.

We condemn the continued displacement of Afro-descendent communities in Colombia and hold the state of Colombia accountable in upholding the mandates of Law 70 and its contingent decrees and resolutions.

We condemn the continued threats, massacres, and disappearances of Afro-Colombian communities and recognize the continued targeting of these communities as, in part, the failure of the Colombian government to be accountable to its Black populations.

In accordance with Law 70, we urge that the First Assembly of Black Communities of the Colombian Southern Pacific Region will be respected and listened to in its organized call for protection from such violences.

We recognize the targeting of Afro-Colombian communities as a continuation of hundreds of years of institutionalized racism, systematic discrimination, marginalization, and targeting through repressive means, which severely refuse these communities the right to self-governance and to life itself.

We urge the Colombian government, as well as the U.S Embassy to publicly express support for the land-return process in places where land has been usurped by paramilitary forces, and ask for the state of Colombia to hold its own military accountable: for extrajudicial violences perpetrated, and upholding the protection of human rights defenders throughout Colombia.

We urge the Colombian government to take action in ensuring paramilitary demobilization by disassembling the economic, political, and military organizational structures of paramilitaries within the Southern Pacific region, as well as across Colombia.

We encourage Colombian authorities to take full responsibility in investigating the threats, forced displacement, and killings of Afro-Colombian communities as part of upholding the principles and goals of Law 70.

We support the First Assembly of Black Community Councils of the Colombian Southern Pacific Region and the right of all Afro-Colombians to organize for the protection of their ancestral lands, and their livelihood.


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