The United Nations say the recently by Colombian congress ratified
Victims Law discriminates the victims of violence committed by the
According to the UN’s High Commissioner for Colombia, “the current Victims Law introduces factors of discrimination between victims, which is unacceptable from the principle of equality.”
The bill makes a difference between victims of crimes committed by illegal armed groups and victims of crimes committed by security officials. The latter have no right for reparation through administrative ways, but will have to take the government official to court.
The Uribe administration earlier already promised to financially support the defense of accused security officials.
According to the UN the law’s two year validity excludes possible future victims of violence, families of victims and same-sexpartners of victims.