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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ACT 76 OF 1993

(October 5)

Official Journal No. 41,067 of 7 October 1993.

By means of which protection measures are adopted for Colombians abroad through the Consular Service of the Republic

COLOMBIA CONGRESS

DECRETA:

ARTICLE 1o. 1 of Law 991 of 2005. The new text is as follows: > The Consular Offices of the Republic in whose jurisdiction the existing Colombian community is estimated to be more than ten thousand (10,000) people, will have to hire specialized professionals to provide guidance and legal and/or social assistance to the connationals in the respective consular district.

PARAGRAFO. The service that the previous paragraph refers to can be provided. When the estimated Colombian community is less than ten thousand (10,000) people, and when circumstances require, and at the request of the respective Consul and prior favorable concept of the Directorate of Consular Affairs and Communities Colombian Abroad.

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ARTICLE 2o. 2 of Law 991 of 2005. The new text is as follows: > Specialist professionals will need to provide the services that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs points out in compliance with the standards and principles of International Law for the achievement of protection and assistance of Colombians abroad. For this purpose, they shall have priority in mind for the exercise of their functions, inter alia:

Promote respect for human rights.

Provide assistance in cases of discrimination and abuse in labor matters.

To seek observance, in accordance with international principles and with the respective legislation, due process, right to defense and procedural guarantees.

Attend the task of locating missing Colombians.

To promote respect for the interests of the national authorities of the national immigration authorities.

To defend the interests of minors, the disabled or any other temporary or permanent incapacitated national.

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ARTICLE 3o. 3 of Law 991 of 2005. The new text is as follows: > Authorize the National Government to appropriate or move the necessary budgetary resources for the fulfillment of this Law, starting with the current Fiscal Law, as well as the Rotary Fund of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that, without prejudice to the due attention of the obligations and activities to its charge, introduce and adopt the measures that are of the case, in the procedure to determine the value of the consular rights that they are part of their heritage, so that they can also bring forward special protection programmes and promotion of Colombians abroad.

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ARTICLE 4o. 4 of Law 991 of 2005. The new text is as follows: > This law governs from its enactment.

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ARTICLE 5o. 4 of Law 991 of 2005 >

The President of the Honorable Senate of the Republic,

JORGE RAMON ELIAS NADER.

The Secretary General of the Honorable Senate of the Republic,

PEDRO PUMAREJO VEGA.

The President of the Honorable House of Representatives,

JOSE JATTIN SAFAR.

The Secretary General of the Honorable House of Representatives,

DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.

Republic of Colombia-National Government

Publish and execute

Santafe de Bogota, D.C., 5 (5) de october

of a thousand nine hundred and ninety-three (1993)

CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO

The Deputy Foreign Minister,

in charge of the Dispatch functions

of the Minister of Foreign Affairs,

WILMA ZAFRA TURBAY.

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