The ICJ has brought to the attention of the UPR mechanism issues concerning Colombia’s responsibility to combat the persistent impunity of perpetrators of gross human rights violations, as well as other key issues to be addressed in the review of Colombia’s compliance with international human rights.
From 22 April to 3 May 2013, the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the UPR will consider the situation of human rights in Colombia. Ahead of the Working Group’s review, the ICJ has made a submission in which it has made suggested recommendations concerning:
- Combating impunity;
- Reforms affecting access to justice for victims of human rights violations;
- Intimidation of human rights defenders; and
- Colombia’s engagement with international human rights instruments and mechanisms.
Colombia-UPR16-StakeholderSubmission-legal submission (2012) (download full submission in PDF)
Colombia-UPR16-AdvocacyNote-NonLegalSubmission-2013 (download advocacy note in PDF)
IColombia-UPR16-ComparisonChart-NonLegalSubmission-2013 (download comparison with first cycle UPR of Colombia)AdvocacyLegal submissions