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Human rights and International Humanitarian Law

The firm, unwavering commitment to the defense and promotion of Human Rights (HR) and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) arose from the Colombian State’s own democratic, ethical and humane conviction. The actions undertaken are in response to the requisites of respect and promotion of HR and IHL, reducing crime and conduct harmful to the life and fundamental rights of Colombians.

Colombia is the first country in Latin America and in the Caribbean region to have signed an agreement to apply penalties together with the International Criminal Court (ICC).


Source: Presidency of the Republic.