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Human and Amazon rights, writer, freelance journalist

PassionsJean-Claude VignoliI share my enthusiasm for the Colombian Amazon, the place where I live. I used to live in Africa and then travelled for 5 years in Latin America, residing among indigenous peoples, such as the Bri-bris in Costa Rica, the Kogis in Colombia, the Qeros in Peru, the Uchupiamona in Bolivia, and the Guaranis in Paraguay. I am passionate about archeology (I (re) discovered ruins in Peru) and ancient arts, but do not mind trying to understand quantum physics or modern art. I like literature and philosophy, love cinema thats makes you dream intelligently. I am interested in the present and the past, because the future concerns us all.
La Gramita Cerro MongonLaguna Churup Huaraz Peru
BackgroundI am a tourism promoter (2024-), aiming to offer alternatives to former guerrillas and drug traffickers in Colombia. I work to protect the Amazon, in collaboration with the people who have been living there for thousands of years; I learn much from them. I am a freelance journalist (2020-), helping sometimes marginalized communities to make their voice heard. I am also an international consultant on human rights (2023-), helping activists to pursue their goals without maximum efficiency. I hold aw master's degree in international relations from the Graduate institute (2001-2005), I am the former director of programmes of UPR Info (2008-2017), an international human rights NGO that I co-founded. I was also national manager at EAGLE (an NGO fighting against trafficking in protected animals, 2017-2019). In this role, I was in charge of infiltrating criminal networks to put an end to their illegal activities. I was member of the Committee of the Green party of Geneva (2011-2012), in Switzerland. As a volunteer journalist and activist for Amnesty International's Swiss chapter (2010-2013), I organized many activities to denounce the death penalty and torture all over the world. Finally, I am the author of Pour une poignée d'ivoire (2023), a book sharing my experience in wildlife counter-trafficking in Africa.

I honor the ethical and practical fights, that is to say those for which my action can make a difference for the most disadvantaged, be they humans or animals.
El Guaviare TunnelsEl Guaviare cave paintings
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Last blogs
Minister of Justice of The Gambia appearing before the ICJ and Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar
Minister of Justice of The Gambia appearing before the ICJ and Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar
La Gambie, un moteur de justice (inter-) nationale ?

(cet article est paru dans Le Courrier du 4 février 2024) Alors que trois ans ont passé depuis le coup d’Etat au Myanmar, on se souvient de la plainte pour génocide déposée contre cet Etat par la Gambie. Mais la Gambie peut-elle se poser en modèle? La Gambie a porté plainte en 2019 pour génocide […]

Werner Jaisli à Cachi, Argentine
Werner Jaisli à Cachi, Argentine
L’OVNIport de Werner Jaisli à Cachi, un leg pas comme les autres

(une version condensée de cet article est parue dans Echo Magazine du mois de novembre 2023) Nul n’est prophète en son pays. L’adage est encore plus vrai pour Werner Jaisli, un ressortissant suisse décédé durant la période des fêtes de Noël 2021. Il arborait un turban, marchait avec bâton de pèlerin, chaussait des santiags pour […]

Rio de colores – San José
Rio de colores – San José
La vie après avoir été producteur de cocaïne

La région du Guaviare en Colombie regorge de splendeurs : on peut évoluer sur l’une des plus anciennes formations géologique du monde (la Lindosa), contempler la macarenia clavigera, une plante unique qui teinte les rivières de pourpre et parfois de vert, observer une faune et une flore amazonienne unique au monde, tout en se rafraîchissant […]