People's tribunal

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Resolution number: 
November 1998
  1. Colombia continues to experience a plague of human rights violations with comparatively little world attention and near total impunity for the perpetrators;
  2. The Colombian government continues to disavow responsibility for the human rights violations;
  3. On 16 May 1998 Colombian paramilitaries murdered seven people and disappeared 25 others in Barrancabermeja;
  4. A campaign has been organized by a coalition of Colombian NGOs to try the perpetrators of this crime in public opinion tribunals in several countries, including Canada;

Therefore be it resolved: 

That the CCR wholeheartedly embrace the international campaign for people's opinion tribunals to judge and allocate responsibility for the May 16, 1998massacre in Barrancabermeja, Colombia

Working Group: 
Overseas Protection and Resettlement