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Colombia: Military Justice Law a Blow to Human Rights

Email Colombia’s passage of a law to reform the military justice system is a major setback for human rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The law creates a serious risk that unlawful killings by the military, known as “false positives,” will be transferred from civilian prosecutors to the military justice system. The law also authorizes public security forces to use lethal force against civilians in a dangerously broad range of situations. Colombia’s passage of a law to reform the military justice system is a major setback for human rights, Human Rights Watch said…

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