The Regional Observatory of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (OHRIHL) is responsible for gathering and processing systematically, timely and truthful information on human rights, IHL and intensity of armed conflict, necessary to produce statistical information and analysis documents that contribute to the formulation or adaptation of public policies on human rights and IHL.
The Regional Observatory of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (OHRIHL) of Fundepaz was created in 2008 in response to the need to monitor the complex human rights situation in the region from civil society. The OHRIHL carries out, among other actions, to carry out studies and analyzes on the situation of human rights and the application of International Humanitarian Law; elaborate the Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights and IHL and promote, participate and follow up on the tasks related to human rights and the application of International Humanitarian Law that are carried out by the different governmental institutions in accordance with the policy formulated by the Government, on the subject.
Among the objectives of the ORDHDIH are the following:
Rise awareness national and international public opinion on the situation of human rights and IHL based on the publication of specialized reports.
To serve as an input for the formulation of public policies on human rights and IHL and as a tool for decision-making at the governmental level.
Generate knowledge and make contextual readings on the situation of human rights and IHL that includes the interrelation between the different variables.
Observe the behavior of irregular armed actors and their impact on the civilian population and determine their modus operandi by subregions and at the departmental level.
Form an information system based on daily, periodic and contrasting sources.
FUNDEPAZ prepares and publishes the Annual Report on the Situation of Human Rights and IHL in Nariño more or less uninterrupted since 2008 in order to correct the lack of systematized information documenting cases of political violence in the department of Nariño , allowing to deepen the knowledge on the subject, follow up and give lights to the formulators of public policy to face this situation.
The thematic series Observing the Right seeks to address the situation of political violence and the peace process in Nariño through the elaboration of electronic newsletters every four months, deepening the analysis of a particular situation. This newsletter seeks to be a space for discussion of the central issues at the local and regional level on human rights and in general on political violence. The newsletter makes available to the public free of charge the different developments in this field that occurred within the period of time covered by each edition.