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Training staff of the National Police of Colombia

Fecha: (1/18/2018 2:19:37 PM)

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San José, Costa Rica. The International Course on the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights took place November 27 to December 2, 2017 with the participation of 17 police who work in the “Territorial Spaces of Training and Reincorporation.” This was the final event of the diploma course “International State Responsibility under Human Rights Treaties,” a training activity on human rights and the police function for staff of the Headquarters of Carabineros and Rural Security (DcySr) of the National Police of Colombia (PNC), which sponsored the activity that has trained some 900 participants.

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Participating were the PNC Inspector General, Major General Carlos Ramiro Mena Bravo; the head of DCySR, Major General Rodrigo González Herrera; the Coordinator of Legal Affairs and Human Rights, Lieutenant Colonel Ferney Vázquez, and Ivonne González and Carlos Quintero, Director of Human Rights and aide at the Ministry of Interior, respectively.

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In addition to classes on diverse subjects held in the IIHR Inter-American Classroom of Human Rights, the group visited the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the University for Peace, LaSalle University and the San Rafael Unit of Integral Attention, a model prison where they met the Director of Penitentiary Police, Pablo Bertozzi.

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IIHR staff leading the program were Adriana Piquero, of the IIHR Office in Bogotá, and Jorge Padilla, Coordinator of the IIHR Center of Resources and Studies for Education in Human Rights.

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