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Colombia: Overseas Aid

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 40-42WS, on Colombia, on what projects the £250,000 which has been allocated to tackle impunity will be spent; and how much will be allocated to each such project. (286414)

Tackling impunity in Colombia is a priority for our embassy in Bogota, and over £250,000 will be spent over the next two years on the following projects:

investigating forced disappearances (£13,000)

identifying victims of forced disappearance (£39,000)

strengthening access to justice for internally displaced persons (£21,000)

Impunity in the Context of Conflict project (£60,000)

a UN Tackling Impunity project (£210,000)

adjustment proposals for the new Accusatorial Criminal Justice System (£29,000)