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| 2009/05/08 00:00

Colombia's progress on human rights

May 08 -- Colombian ambassador for the UK Noemí Sanin wrote a letter for The Guardian in response to an article published by the same media

Colombia's progress on human rights

In its 2008 report, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recognised the advances made and challenges met by Colombia stating: "The government's efforts to strengthen the rule of law, mainly through increasing regional state presence in locations previously under the control of illegal armed groups, have placed it in a better position to ensure full respect for human rights."

The British foreign secretary's statement (30 March) acknowledges "Colombia's strengths and progress over recent years" - and we welcome the increase in the 2009 budget of UK support, as recognition of our vigorous fight against all illegal, armed terrorist and guerrilla groups. Additionally, on 5 May, during his visit to Colombia, Alan Campbell MP, the Home Office minister responsible for crime reduction, said: "We have a close and successful partnership working against drug trafficking, an important part of the close and effective relationship between our countries."
Read the whole text here.
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