Human rights are at the heart of our policy towards Colombia and we keep the human rights situation in Colombia under constant review.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right's (UNHCHR) latest report on Colombia, published on 15 March, provides a thorough assessment of the human rights situation in the country. It highlights continuing areas of concern, but also recognises the positive commitment by the Colombian Government, and the concrete progress made in several key areas. We very much agree with the thrust of the report and believe that it is important to recognise advances as well as challenges facing Colombia. We will continue to support the UNHCHR Office in Colombia in their valuable work with the Colombian Government, international community and civil society.
A copy of the report will be placed in the Library of the House.