PRESS RELEASE

N° 9/08
 

IACHR PROVIDES COLOMBIA WITH GUIDELINES ON REPARATIONS POLICY

 

Washington, March 13, 2008 — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) prepared and presented to the Colombian government a document outlining principal guidelines that should be included in a comprehensive reparations policy. The document was prepared in response to Colombia’s request for advisory assistance, based on Article 41(e) of the American Convention on Human Rights.

 

The Inter-American Commission approved the document on February 19, 2008, and sent it to the government of Colombia on February 20 by way of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza. The document is available on the IACHR Web page.

 

Useful Links
Principal Guidelines for a Comprehensive Reparations Policy
IACHR Web site

 

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