Colombia: Protests

Part of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – in the House of Commons on 20th July 2021.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham

I am grateful for that answer, but the truth is that the UK Government are providing extensive training and support to Colombian police, despite evidence of extensive police brutality, with up to 43 people allegedly murdered, a catalogue of sexual assaults and people being blinded by having tear gas canisters fired in their face. Will the Minister commit to publishing full overseas security and justice assessments for activities under this programme, so that the House can satisfy itself that the Government are not contributing to further abuses of human rights in Colombia?