Organizational structure

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MOVICE’s structure in 2018:

  1. The National Meeting with between 10 and 20 representatives for each chapter. At this event the Movement’s ethical and political positions are defined.

  1. The Enlarged Coordination Committee counts two representatives for each chapter plus the Coordination Committee’s organizations. This Committee meets once a year in order to draw up a balance sheet and reflect upon the future actions of the Movement for the next five years. The approach adopted is a deliberative one, concrete tasks are assigned for the following year and it is then up to the Technical team to implement these actions.

  1. The Coordination Committee is located in Bogotá, representatives of 15 organizations take part in it, most of whom come from different regions of the country. In this Committee monthly decisions are made in order to implement the MOVICE’s political stance. They also decide on concrete actions to combat impunity. Decisions are voted by consensus between all the organizations that form part of this Committee.

When important political decisions have to be made, the following procedure is followed:

  • The Enlarged Coordination Committee evaluates whether it is necessary to initiate a national consultation to make the decision.
  • The National Secretary sends a circular explaining the situation and exhorting the chapters representatives to meet and discuss in order for them to send their position in a memorandum.
  • The Regional chapters meet and inform the National Secretary of their position.
  • The National Coordination Committee meets up and takes the Regional Chapters´ stances into consideration in order to make a decision based on consensus.

If the debate can not be sent by letter or by e-mail and that its implications are fundamental for the MOVICE, an extraordinary national meeting will take place to define the Movement position by consensus, exceptionally the use of vote is possible so as to come to a decision.

  1. An Operating Committee. In this Committee, there are organizations that manage the Movement’s economic resources and other organizations designated by the Coordination Committee that carry out a follow-up on the implementation of the projects budget. This Committee is in charge of making budgetary decisions for the MOVICE and is the body that manages the National Technical Team.

The following organizations are part of this Committee:

  • Fundación Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos (CSPP) – The Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners
  • Comité Permanente por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (CPDH) – Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights.

  1. Four Strategies to combat impunity that are implemented via a collective and coordinated effort from the Movement’s organizations. Each of these strategies defines an annual work plan in accordance with the current needs. These strategies are:
  • Truth and Memory
  • Judicial and Guarantees of Non-repetition
  • Fight against Enforced Disappearance
  • Lands and Reparation

  1. A Spokespersons Committee composed of delegate(s) of the strategies against impunity. Among their functions in the MOVICE they have the responsibility to represent the Movement before State institutions, platforms of institutional organizations, social organizations, the international community and the media.

  1. A Protection Committee. They are in charge of receiving, handling and monitoring the facts that put lives at risk or the integrity and or freedom of members of the MOVICE at a national level. Moreover, this Protection Committee defines and/or enables the immediate and urgent measures in cases of risk. It is formed by four organizations:
  • Fundación Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos (CSPP) – The Committee of Solidarity with Political Prisoners
  • Comité Permanente por la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (CPDH) – The Permanent Committee for the Defense of Human Rights
  • Corporación Claretiana Norman Pérez Bello
  • Asociación Nacional de Ayuda Solidaria (ANDAS) – The National Association of Solidarity and Assistance

  1. The National Technical Team composed of professionals, auxiliaries, interns and volunteers who have to execute actions of technical support to guarantee the development of activities created by the MOVICE. The specific work areas of the National Technical Team are:
  • National Technical Secretary
  • Projects
  • Formation and Protection
  • Communication and press

  1. Thirteen Regional Monitoring Committees. They are meetings of the chapters where the regional work plans, the regional representation of the MOVICE, the organizational, training and political needs are discussed.

  1. Thirteen Regional Technical Secretaries. Elected by the Regional Monitoring Committees, they are responsible for the communication between the Technical National Secretary and the regional chapters. They are also responsible for the political and administrative execution of the activities in accordance with the annual work plan.