One of the most important data in the government of Alvaro Uribe Velez is the consistent violation of trade union rights. Just to recall that, a large number of organizations protecting the rights authorized in the Human Rights Commission (HRC) who gathered in Geneva last March 17 until April 25 are no arm twisting, as understand that under the government of alvaro Uribe Velez and the conditions of trade union rights has declined and is even playing high levels of danger to democratic stability.
These organizations may include Amnesty International, the American Association of Jurists, the International Commission of Jurists, International Service for Human Rights, the International Federation of Human Rights, the Colombian Commission of Jurists, the International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples, FEDEFAM, the Canadian Council of Churches, Human Rights Watch, World Federation of Trade Unions, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, the World Organization against Torture, Franciscans International and 99 Colombian organizations of the most varied kinds. An example of this is shown in the socio-political violence continues to worsen. Between July 2001 and June 2002, an average of 20 people were dead or missing of which 85% are attributed to state agents and paramilitary groups and 15% to the guerrillas. Between January and December 2002, 17 human rights defenders were victims of homicide and forced disappearance. Between January and October 2002, forcibly displaced more than 353 100 people, with an average of 1,284 daily.