Truth Commission Support Group – UK and Ireland
The United Kingdom and Ireland group (Nodo Reino Unido e Irlanda) was created in early 2019 to support the Truth Commission and its mandate in this territory. The group is made up of individual or collective members of Colombian, British and Irish civil society interested in contributing and joining efforts to ensure that the agreements between the Colombian Government and the FARC on matters of truth are fulfilled in Colombia, as a mechanism for reparation and recognition of the victims of the Colombian armed conflict.
The Nodo includes interviewers trained to take testimonials for the Truth Commission and supports the process of collecting testimonials in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The group has been designing and implementing publicity, educational, cultural, and informational action plans in a voluntary, committed and responsible manner, in compliance with the Commission’s guidelines and in coordination with ICIP and other Nodos in Europe. Aware of the important historical moment for the Commission’s construction of the historical memory of the Colombian conflict, the group, even during the pandemic, has continued and will continue to conduct activities, for which it has a solid, diverse and inclusive work team that provides help and psychological support and care to interviewees and interviewers.