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Colombia: Court throws out retrograde military justice reform

Headline Title:  Colombia: Court throws out retrograde military justice reform 24 October 2013 The decision of Colombia’s Constitutional Court to throw out reforms of the country’s military justice system is a setback for government attempts to shield from scrutiny human rights violations committed by the security forces, said Amnesty International.The new reforms would have ensured that members of the security forces suspected of criminal responsibility in human rights violations could evade justice.“The government has repeatedly affirmed its commitment to the fight against impunity,…

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