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Internally Displaced Persons

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The human rights of a population are fundamentally violated when it is the governmental forces that main perpetrators of violence which causes displacement. It is a fundamental principle is responsible for the needs and protection of the IDPs. The United Nations Human Rights Committee considered the report by the Colombian government in July 2010, and subsequently issued the following Concluding Observations pertaining to specifically children and youth. The Committee brought up several issues, and in this section the focus will be on the situation of children, youth and women, and on the Act no. 975 from 2005, serious human rights violations, sexual violence, preventive detention and mass arrest, forced displacement and the recruitment of children. On this point, the Government not only fails to fulfill its international obligations, but also does so in a massive and conscious manner, thereby violating the rights of displaced persons.

Keywords:children; displaced persons; human rights; violence



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