The exclusion of Afrocolombians and Gypsies from the country’s minority rights laws “endangers the health and the existence of members of these minorities,” Maya wrote in a petition. He claims these particular minorities “also have the right to practice the medical procedures in line with their backgrounds and cultures”.Their inclusion in the General System of Social Security also is necessary “to maintain and protect their knowledge and traditional medical practices”, he added.The Inspector General noted that under the rights of equality, pluralism and participation under the Constitution, the legal benefits should reach all ethnic minorities.The Constitutional Court will review the legality of the law, favoring the country’s minority groups. (EFE)
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