By Means Of Which Protective Measures Are Adopted To Colombians Abroad Through The Consular Service Of The Republic

Original Language Title: Por medio de la cual se adoptan medidas de protección a los colombianos en el exterior a través del Servicio Consular de la República

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LAW 76 OF 1993
(October 5)
Official Gazette No. 41,067, dated 7 October 1993. Through
which protective measures are adopted to Colombians abroad through the Service consular of the Republic
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THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:
ARTICLE 1o. Consular Offices of the Republic in whose jurisdiction the existing Colombian community estimated exceeds ten thousand (10,000) people must hire specialized professionals to provide counseling and legal assistance and / or social, to Mexican nationals who are in the respective consular district . Effective Jurisprudence


PARÁGRAFO. It may be provided service in the preceding paragraph. When the existing Colombian community is estimated less than ten thousand (10,000) people, and when circumstances require, at the request of the respective Consul and after approval of the Directorate of Consular Affairs and Colombian Communities Abroad. Effective Notes

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Article 2.
. Specialized professionals should provide the services specified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in compliance with the rules and principles of international law to achieve protection and assistance of Colombians abroad. To this end priority will account for the exercise of their functions, among others, the following:
promote respect for human rights.
Provide assistance in cases of discrimination and abuse in labor matters.
Seek enforcement in accordance with international principles and the relevant legislation, due process, the right to defense and due process.
Assist in the task of locating missing Colombians.
To promote respect for the interests of Mexican citizens by the national immigration authorities.
Defend the interests of minors, the disabled or otherwise incapacitated temporarily or permanently compatriot. Editor's Notes

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ARTICLE 3. Authorize the national government to appropriate or transfer the necessary budgetary resources for the fulfillment of this Law, from this fiscal year as well as the Revolving Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that, subject to due consideration of the obligations and activities in charge, enter and take action as circumstances require, in the procedure for determining the value of consular fees that are part of their heritage, so that also can advance special programs for the protection and promotion of Colombians abroad. Editor's Notes

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ARTICLE 4. This law governs from its promulgation. Effective Notes

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The 5th ITEM. Effective Notes

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The President of the Senate of the Republic, JORGE RAMON ELIAS
NADER.
The Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the Chamber of Representatives, Francisco Jose Jattin
SAFAR.
The Secretary General of the Chamber of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
TAFUR.
Republic of Colombia - National Government published and execute

Bogota, DC, five (5)
of October in 1993 (1993)
|| César Gaviria Trujillo | the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible
functions
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, WILMA
HARVEST TURBAY.



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