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UPR AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR PEACE BUILDING ROOTED IN HUMAN RIGHTS: COLOMBIA




UPR AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR PEACE BUILDING ROOTED IN HUMAN RIGHTS: COLOMBIA

Friday 16th of March, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Palais des Nations, room XXII

Colombia has made important achievements in incorporating a human rights approach in various stages of the peace process with the FARC: the negotiation, the contents of the Peace Agreement and the implementation. The third cycle of the UPR is an opportunity to evaluate and share this experience with other states - the good practices and the lessons learned - and also to exchange opinions on how the 3rd cycle recommendations can be a way for international community to continue contributing to peace building in the country. The UPR also provides an opportunity to look at the advances and challenges in those aspects of the human rights situation that keep affecting the Colombian population despite signing the Peace agreement, such as the violence against the human rights defenders, inequality or impunity, among others.

Panel:

  • Silvia Irene Berrocal, Leader who has worked with the vulnerable sectors in Apartadó (Urabá,Antioquia), member of Forjando Futuros and COMUPAZ
  • Jomary Ortegon Osorio, Vicepresident of the Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo
  • Gustavo Gallón Giraldo, Director of the Colombian Commission of Jurists

Interpretation in Spanish and English will be provided.

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