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Ministry of the Interior prepares comprehensive public policy on guarantees for the promotion and defense of human rights

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Bogotá D.C.
06 Jul 2019

With the objective of obtaining inputs to define a comprehensive public policy that provides guarantees for the exercise of promotion and defense of Human Rights, the Ministry of the Interior organized the Community Leaders Workshop. The purpose of the same, according to Pedro Micán, advisor to the Human Rights Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior, is to consult the community leaders about their situation, as well as alerts and threats in the territory, to define the guidelines on which to build a CONPES document, which will contain all public policy on this matter. Micán explained that the guideline of the CONPES document was defined by the President of the Republic, Iván Duque Márquez, in the National Development Plan 2018-2022 "Pact for Colombia, Pact for Equity", to respond forcefully to violations of the rights to life, liberty, integrity and personal security of the community leaders, social leaders, defenders and journalists who advance a leadership exercise in the promotion and defense of Human Rights. In July, August and September these workshops will continue, with community leaders, in a decentralized manner.

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