Despite divisions over the draft of the government’s Victims Law, which regulates compensation for victims of Colombia’s conflict, the bill will go to the Senate Tuesday with signatures from all parties, including the opposition and independents, as well as the government coalition.
Speaking to W Radio, Justice and Interior Minister German Vargas Lleras said, “The government is prepared to enter the paper with the existing discrepancies between the Partido de la U and the Liberal Party.”
There are two primary points that divide the parties. According to Senator Roy Barreras of the Partido de la U, his party does not want to see the creation of a new state agency to manage the Victims Law and believes that victims should not be allowed to sue the state while they receive compensation.
These points will now be debated in the Senate with Vargas hoping that discussions will be carried out on March 9, reports Caracol Radio.
On Monday, the differences between the Liberals and the Partido de la U appeared irreconcilable after the Liberal Party said they would file the paper without the signature of the Partido de la U.