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Colombia Approves

Granted, however, the status of belligerents to the FARC or the ELN. The standard will benefit four million affected after 50 years of violence. It was voted on in Congress after an intense debate. The Congress of Colombia gave the green light Wednesday to the law’s victims, after almost 50 years of armed conflict, which will benefit more than four million affected by violence and not be granted status of belligerency to illegal armed groups. The new legislation, passed by 62 votes in favour and 3 against in the Senate and by 93 front three in the House of representatives, recognized the existence of an armed conflict in Colombia after a decade in which the previous Government, under President alvaro Uribe, deny that fact. I congratulate and thank the Congress for the adoption of the law on victims. It is a historical fact to Colombia, said the President of the country, Juan Manuel Santos, in a broadcast message in your Twitter profile. Now the Bill must pass the control of the Constitutional Court so that then it punish itself Santos, who waits to do so during the forthcoming visit to the country by the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, between 10 and 12 June.

The Act went through numerous discussions before being adopted, which received harsh criticism, as Uribe, reluctant to recognize the internal conflict. The adopted legislation supports that fact, although it does not recognize the status of belligerence to the armed revolutionary forces of Colombia (FARC), the army of national liberation (ELN), nor any other illegal armed groups. The rapporteur Coordinator, Juan Fernando Cristo, told journalists that this is the most important act adopted by the Congress of the Republic for many decades. And the representative of the UN in Colombia Bruno Moro, added that this first of June it will be remembered as a historic day, but acknowledged that it is not a perfect law. Recognition and repair this law will recognize and repair at four million Colombians who have been victims of violent groups in the past 25 years, reason by which the President of the Senate, Armando Benedetti, also described as it historical fact and said that today is delivered to the country a tool box to find peace. Only manifested themselves against senators from the leftist Polo democratic alternative (PDA) Jorge Enrique Robledo, Alexander Lopez and Gloria Ines Ramirez; Although party Mauricio Ospina, Jorge Guevara and Luis Carlos Avellaneda peers voted in favour.

Santos said to take the post, August 7, 2010, that his Government aspired to be planted the foundations of a true reconciliation between Colombians and on September 27 of that year he had introduced the law, on the initiative of the Liberal Party, in Congress. Among the fundamental aspects, the standard blanket facts occurring subsequent to January 1, 1985, while land restitution arropara cases subsequent to January 1, 1991. The victims of previous to 1985 will be accessing a repair symbolic and guarantees of non-repetition. Equally, special assistance measures in the field of health, education and access to a subsidy are set to cover funeral expenses arising from the conflict. Finally, the delivery of humanitarian aid is expected so that victims can cope with the immediate and basic needs that arise after an act of violence. Source of the news: Colombia approves a historic law to victims who admits the existence of the armed conflict