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Colombia: Ensure Justice for Anti-Union Violence

Author: José Miguel Vivanco, Human Rights Watch, Published on: 3 October 2011

Dear Attorney General Morales: I am writing to follow up…regarding the problem of impunity for anti-union violence in Colombia. We are encouraged by the steps the Attorney General’s Office is currently taking…Yet we also believe further measures are needed …Colombia continues to face an extraordinarily high level of anti-union violence…[and] has failed to deliver justice for more than 2,500 trade unionist killings…In 2006, the Attorney General’s Office…[established] a sub-unit of prosecutors to focus exclusively on crimes against trade unionists….Since its creation, the sub-unit has made important progress…Yet this…has in fact been very limited. And, unless urgent steps are taken to improve the sub-unit’s performance, it will almost certainly prove to be unsustainable…

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