Colombia

UN independent experts urge Colombia to reconsider proposed criminal law for military

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts today called on Colombian authorities to revisit the military criminal law provisions of proposed constitutional reforms, warning they could have serious implications for the rule of law, violate international law, and reverse the Latin American nation’s achievements in advancing respect for human rights.

Thousands of families in Colombia to benefit from UN-backed poverty reduction project

More than 50,000 families in Colombia will benefit from a United Nations-backed rural poverty reduction project which seeks to facilitate access to financing and community services for small-scale producers.