An emphasis on human rights permeates our bilateral relationship with Colombia. Colombian policies to improve respect for human rights have led to significant progress in the past years, but extrajudicial executions, impunity, displacement, and violence against vulnerable populations and unionists remain serious problems.
The Department of State produces several reports related to human rights in Colombia, including the Human Rights Report, the International Religious Freedom Report, Trafficking in Persons Report, and the Advancing Freedom and Democracy Report. The Department of Labor produces international child labor and forced labor reports, including Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, and Executive Order 13126 List of Products. Additionally, the Embassy maintains regular dialogue with the government and civil society to promote human rights objectives.
More information about Colombia is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed below:
Country Reports on Terrorism
U.S. law requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation. This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism. Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.
Reports on Human Rights Practices
The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International Religious Freedom Reports
The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom, also known as the International Religious Freedom Report, describes the status of religious freedom, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies promoting religious freedom.
Trafficking in Persons Report 2016
The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.
International Child Labor and Forced Labor Reports
The Department of Labor produces international child labor and forced labor reports, including Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor, and Executive Order 13126 List of Products.