It does not grant, nevertheless, estatus of " beligerantes" to the CRAF or the ELN. The norm will benefit to four affected million of after 50 years of violence. It was voted in the Congress after an intense debate. Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicines opinions are not widely known. The Congress of Colombia gave to green light east Wednesday to the Law of Victims, after almost 50 years of armed conflict, that will benefit to more than four million of affected by the violence and it will not grant estatus of belligerence to the armed groups illegal. The new legislation, approved by 62 votes to favor and 3 against in the Senate and by 93 against three in the House of Representatives, it recognizes the existence of a conflict armed in Colombia after almost one decade in which the previous Government, under the presidency Alvaro Uribe, would deny that fact. " I congratulate and I am thankful to the Congress by the approval of the Law of victims. It is an historical fact for Colombia" , it indicated to the president of the country, Juan Manuel Holy, in a message spread in its profile of Twitter.
Now the law will have to pass the control of the Constitutional Court so that later it sanctions own the Saints, who wait to make it during the next visit to the country of the Secretary General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, between 10 and 12 of June. The law happened through numerous debates before being approved, in which it received hard critics, like those of Uribe, obstinate to recognize the internal conflict. The approved legislation it admits that fact, although it does not recognize estatus of belligerence the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the CRAF), to the Army of Liberacin Nacional (ELN), nor to no other armed group illegal. The coordinating rapporteur, Juan Fernando Christ, indicated to the journalists who " this one is the most important law that dcadas" has approved the Congress of the Republic for many;.