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Colombia: Armed Conflict

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL113, tabled on 7 January 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of collusion between the Colombian security forces and illegal armed groups.

Answered on

15 January 2020

​We are aware that organised armed groups operate in parts of Colombia, and of occasional reports that some members of the security forces are complicit in these groups' activities. We support the Colombian government's efforts to root out any such collaboration, including via our specific programme work to foster good governance and tackle corruption in security forces.

Colombia has made significant progress in its efforts to end the influence of paramilitary groups. We have seen little recent evidence of any widespread collusion between security forces and organised armed groups.