Case Study: Colombia

The inextricable links between human rights and peacebuilding in Colombia's long-standing peace process.

Date Published
31 May 2024
Cristal Downing Raphael Bodewig
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Colombia, which has experienced the longest-running conflict in Latin America, has received substantial support through various projects funded by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) to advance and protect human rights as part of the country's peace process. This case study examines seven PBF and Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) projects, highlighting their impact on transitional justice, expanding access to rights and participation for marginalized groups, and strengthening state and community-based protection efforts in Colombia.

This case study is an excerpt from a larger 2024 Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) Thematic Review examining synergies between human rights and peacebuilding. It examined a select sample of PBF programming – 92 projects implemented in 45 countries and territories – that were supported between 2017 and 2022, with a view to collecting best practices and lessons learned, and contributing to better understanding of how human rights and peacebuilding tools and strategies may complement each other in advancing peace and preventing conflict. This case study appears on pages 24 to 35 of the full report. Access the Colombia case study infographic here.