CPI continues to close the ‘Colombia Case’ on human rights in armed conflict

The International Criminal Court remains firm in the decision it took since October 2021, to close the ‘Preliminary Examination on Colombia‘, which analyzed the situation of Human rights in the country.

This was confirmed by the Foreign Ministry, regarding the requests of a series of civil society organizations, which asked the International Criminal Courtjustify why, through the prosecutor of that justice body, Karim Khanthe October 28, 2021closed all kinds of examinations and investigations around our country, in the context of the armed conflict.

It was precisely organizations such as the José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective Corporation and the International Federation of Human Rights, who in their time protected by the Rome Statutenot only rejected the ICC’s decision, but also called prosecutor Khan to explain and, at a certain point, reverse the reasons he took to complete the investigations that began in June 2004.

Was the Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Courtwhich concluded that it did not have the power to review the decision of the prosecutor Karim Khan, to close the examination on Colombia, which has not been referred by another State or by the UN Security Council.

But on the other hand, said Chamber urged the Prosecutor’s Office to share with all interested parties, the foundations of the decision that was made in 2021, regarding the situation of Human Rights in Colombia.

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