Title Colombia: 1. Please provide information relating to the risk of harm in Colombia, particularly in Cali, for (a) homosexuals generally, (b) gay rights activists, and (c) human rights activists generally. In doing so, please comment on the main groups that target such persons for harm. 2. Please provide information relating to the availability of state protection for each of the following groups. 3. Please provide information relating to the capacity of a person to relocate from Cali to another part of Colombia to avoid persecution of the type discussed in question 1. 4. Please provide information relating to the Liberal Party, particularly in relation to Cali during the period June 2009 - December 2010, including whether it was in power during this period and who its main leaders/figures were. Please also provide information relating to the relevant divisions of the Party relating to human rights and sexual diversity. 5. Please provide information relating to Senator Piedad Cordoba, described as a prominent proponent of gay rights, particularly during the period June 2009 - December 2010. 6. Please provide information relating to each of the followeing individuals/groups: (a) Partido Rosa (Pink Party) which is possibly linked to the Green Party; (b) deleted; (c) Ricardo Montenegro (or perhaps Ricardo Montenegro-Vasquez), described as a prominent gay rights activist who was also the director of Piedad Cordoba and a former candidate himself; (d) Pedro Santamaria, who ran a transsexual rights organisations called Santamaria; and (e) a transsexual rights activist known as 'La Madre' from Jamundi (just outside Cali)
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 31 January 2012
Country Colombia
Topics Human rights activists | Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Political parties | Sexual and reproductive rights
Citation / Document Symbol COL39772
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, Colombia: 1. Please provide information relating to the risk of harm in Colombia, particularly in Cali, for (a) homosexuals generally, (b) gay rights activists, and (c) human rights activists generally. In doing so, please comment on the main groups that target such persons for harm. 2. Please provide information relating to the availability of state protection for each of the following groups. 3. Please provide information relating to the capacity of a person to relocate from Cali to another part of Colombia to avoid persecution of the type discussed in question 1. 4. Please provide information relating to the Liberal Party, particularly in relation to Cali during the period June 2009 - December 2010, including whether it was in power during this period and who its main leaders/figures were. Please also provide information relating to the relevant divisions of the Party relating to human rights and sexual diversity. 5. Please provide information relating to Senator Piedad Cordoba, described as a prominent proponent of gay rights, particularly during the period June 2009 - December 2010. 6. Please provide information relating to each of the followeing individuals/groups: (a) Partido Rosa (Pink Party) which is possibly linked to the Green Party; (b) deleted; (c) Ricardo Montenegro (or perhaps Ricardo Montenegro-Vasquez), described as a prominent gay rights activist who was also the director of Piedad Cordoba and a former candidate himself; (d) Pedro Santamaria, who ran a transsexual rights organisations called Santamaria; and (e) a transsexual rights activist known as 'La Madre' from Jamundi (just outside Cali), 31 January 2012, COL39772, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5033b0f430.html [accessed 20 September 2014]
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