Colombian delegation to explain Victims’ Law to US Congress

A delegation of Colombian congressmen will meet with members of the U.S. Congress to discuss the effects of the Victims’ Law passed in recent days, Caracol Radio reports.

Colombian Congressmen Juan Fernando Cristo, Hernan Andrade and Luis Carlos Avellaneda will meet with leaders of the House and Senate, State Department officials as well as representatives from Washington think tanks to explain how the law will affect victims and conflict resolution efforts.

As the delegation prepares to meet with Congress, Juan Miguel Vivanco director of Human Rights Watch commented that much is still needed to be done to protect victims of conflict in Colombia noting that “despite the opportunity that this law represents, Colombia must implement an effective policy to protect the communities whose land will be restored.”

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