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In the midst of the pandemic, the National Government and the Congress of the Republic deliver a successful legislative agenda to the country, which pays a debt to children and adolescents

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Bogotá D.C.
21 Jun 2020

The Minister of the Interior, Alicia Arango Olmos, described the legislative agenda processed by the National Government and the Congress of the Republic as satisfactory, in the midst of a sui generis period due to the situation the country is experiencing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The head of the political portfolio affirmed that “we had the opportunity to advance the legislative agenda, not only of the National Government but of the projects of parliamentary initiative.

It is necessary to highlight the work articulated with the government benches, with which we obtained the approval of the revisable life sentence for violators of children and adolescents, a historic project for the country that had been in debate for many years and that was a debt history with our children. ”

She also highlighted the approval of the draft type sheet, "a commitment by President Iván Duque and that we had prioritized, thus complying with the anti-corruption agenda that was established at the beginning of the mandate."

"That is good news that we deliver to the country today and that it will be mandatory for state contracting," said Minister Arango Olmos, adding that progress was made in four international agreements that strengthen economic relations and the defense of rights human, the procedure of the border law very important for the migratory situation of the country, as well as in a draft anti-doping law and the update of the Code of administrative procedure and administrative litigation.

Other initiatives that are advancing are four international agreements to strengthen economic relations and the defense of human rights: trade agreement with the United Kingdom, agreement with the United Arab Emirates, trade agreement with Croatia and the Inter-American Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons.

The Interior Minister highlighted that never before have there been so many citations of political control in a period of time and noted that the Congress of the Republic met every day of the week with long hours where all the government ministers were summoned, who they came in a disciplined manner. 

"The Ministry of the Interior attended 35 citations for political control by both the Senate of the Republic and the House of Representatives. Here what we saw was a Congress of the Republic active in political control and a Government that heeded that call and answered all concerns, "said Arango Olmos.

The Interior Minister appreciated the coordinated work with the Legislature, which resulted in a successful agenda in which important regulations were approved.

Bills and Legislative Acts approved:

Revisionable life sentence for rapists of boys, girls and adolescents. Pliegos tipo.  

Initiatives that advance:

Border law.

Anti-doping law.

Updating the Code of administrative procedure and administrative litigation.

Four international agreements to strengthen economic relations and defense of human rights:

  • Trade agreement with the United Kingdom.
  • Agreement with the United Arab Emirates.
  • Trade agreement with Croatia.
  • Inter-American Convention on the Human Rights of Older Persons.
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