Colombia Human Rights Conference in Washington DC

Civilians Under Fire

Building Peace with Human Rights in Colombia

Friday, October 15, 1999
8:45am to 1:15pm



What is the role of the United States in promoting human rights and peace in Colombia?
What are the implications for a changing U.S. policy?



Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building, Independence Avenue, across from the Capitol, Washington, DC.


Organized by:

U.S./Colombia Coordinating Office and Colombia Human Rights Committee.



Washington Office on Latin America; Center for Justice and International Law; Center for International Policy, US Committee for Refugees; Latin America Working Group; Peace Brigades International; Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights; Colombia Human Rights Network; Refugee Policy Forum, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); Latin American Studies Program, George Washington University, American Friends Service Committee, Latin America/Caribbean Office; Jesuit Refugee Services; Mennonite Central Committee; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service; United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society; United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, Common Global Ministries Board; Presbyterian Church, USA, Worldwide Ministries Division.

Special acknowledgement to Oxfam, UK for making this conference possible.

8:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00 Keynote Address

9:15 Civilians Under Fire

11:15 Building Peace with Human Rights

1:00 Closing Remarks


Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

For more information contact the US/Colombia Coordinating Office in Washington DC, Tel:202-232-8090, Fax: 202-232-8092.



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