Law 1441 2011

Original Language Title: LEY 1441 de 2011

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1441 ACT OF 2011
(February 23)
Official Gazette No. 47992 of February 23, 2011 CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC

Through which the "Cooperation Agreement and approved Regime privileges and Immunities between the International Organization for Migration and the Government of the Republic of Colombia, "Bogotá made in 5 days of May two thousand and nine (2009). Summary

Term Notes Effective Jurisprudence


THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC
having regard to the text of the "Agreement on Cooperation and Privileges and Immunities Regime between the International Organization for Migration and the Government of the Republic of Colombia", made in Bogota to 5 days May two thousand and nine (2009).
(To be transcribed: photocopy of the full text of the aforementioned international instruments attached). RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC,
Approved. Submit to the Congress of the Republic for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
The Alvaro Uribe Foreign Minister,
(Sgd.) Jaime Bermudez. DECREES
:
ARTICLE 1o. Approval of the "Cooperation Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Regime between the International Organization for Migration and the Government of the Republic of Colombia," Bogotá made in 5 days of May two thousand and nine (2009).
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, the "Agreement on Cooperation and Rules of Privileges and Immunities between the International Organization for Migration and the Government of the Republic of Colombia", made in Bogota 5 day of May two thousand and nine (2009), that article 1 of this law passed, will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.

ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate, Armando Benedetti
Villaneda.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate, Ramon Emilio Otero
Dajud.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, Carlos Alberto Zuluaga
Diaz.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, Jesus Alfonso Rodriguez
Camargo.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
transmittal and enforcement.
Run, after review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogotá, DC, on 23 February 2011.

CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
COOPERATION AGREEMENT AND ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN THE PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES International Organization for Migration AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA.
The Government of the Republic of Colombia, by a Party, and the International Organization for Migration - (IOM), moreover,
Whereas the October 19, 1953 was adopted in Geneva, Switzerland, the Constitution of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (ICEM), former designation of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which was approved by the Congress of Colombia through Law 13 of 1961, ushering in the basic relationships cooperation between the International and the Colombian State. That
December 20, 1958 the Colombian government and the Manager Head of Mission Liaison CIME signed the Agreement entered into force on January 1959, which regulates relations, rights and obligations between Colombia and the organism. That
May 14, 1981 the Colombian Government and the Director of CIME signed the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration.
That by Law 50 of 1988, the Congress of Colombia approved the Amendments to the Constitution of the CIME, accepting the Constitution of the International Organization for Migration - IOM, which did not incorporate amendments to the Basic Agreement signed initially .

Develops IOM programs in Colombia in response to the country's priorities and the Government, within the framework of its mandate and international experience, promoting the orderly flow of migration movements in dignity and respect for Human Rights migrants. These principles are developed through activities strengthening government institutions and non-governmental Colombian, technical cooperation and implementation of programs and projects within which include: (i) technical cooperation programs on migration; (Ii) care programs stocks subject to forced migration and risk by the violence and the consequences generated by this phenomenon during the emergency and post-emergency; (Iii) programs and activities for transfer to the country of qualified human resources and (iv) technical cooperation programs developed with the Colombian government in the field of policy and immigration legislation as well as for strengthening their capacity on migration management.
The Government attaches paramount importance to the area of ​​human resources and the need to ensure the availability of these resources in quantity and quality sufficient to give impetus to economic and social process of the country arises.
That there is a common will to strengthen and expand cooperation between the Parties in accordance with the dynamics of development programs implemented by the Colombian government and the development of programs and activities conducted by the Agency.
Due to the above and due to increased activities in the field of support from IOM, in accordance with Article III of the agreement between the CIME and the Colombian government on December 20, 1958 Agreement, and the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration, signed on May 14, 1981, it is appropriate to update these agreements in the light of the above changes.
Have agreed to conclude this Agreement:

ARTICLE I. DEFINITIONS.
For purposes of this Agreement:
a) The term "body" refers to the International Organization for Migration, which for purposes of this Agreement called "IOM".
B) The terms "local, property and assets" refer to offices, equipment and the same elements found in these in the Mission in Colombia IOM anywhere in the country and serve for the achieving the aims of the Agency.
C) "Government" means the Government of the Republic of Colombia means.
D) "Permanent Representative" the official in charge of the Office of IOM means.
E) "international staff IOM" those foreign officials who have been duly accredited by the Agency Headquarters contracts not less than one year work and meet the requirements of domestic law means.
F) "IOM staff" or "staff" means all IOM staff employed under the Staff Regulations of the International Organization for Migration, except one who has been hired contract to provide services.
G) "persons engaged by contract to provide consulting services or" means contractors, other than officials, IOM assign the provision of services in the implementation of cooperation programs, for a while and determined work. For accreditation the contract of service or document proving their links will be attached.
H) "cooperation programs" country programs cooperating IOM understand.
I) "IOM" means the organizational unit through which cooperates IOM programs in the country, as well as field offices established in Colombian territory.
J) "Parties" means the IOM and the Colombian government.
K) "official activities" cooperation programs and the work carried out within the programs and projects of humanitarian assistance to develop IOM within the framework of its strategic objectives and its mandate will understand.

ARTICLE II. LEGAL PERSONALITY.
The Agency has legal personality that enables him to contract, acquire, dispose of property and enter into contracts related to the orbit of its functions, and to institute legal and administrative proceedings, where appropriate in the interests of justice.

ARTICLE III. OBJECTIVES OF THIS AGREEMENT.
The objectives of this Agreement are:

A) Provide, in accordance with the conditions agreed between the Parties, advice and collaboration that the Government request policy, legislation, regulation and administration related to migration, as well as collecting and processing data, studies on labor availability, migratory movements and their impact on economic, environmental and social development. Under this objective IOM may, inter alia, to support and advise the Government to formulate policies related to remittances of migrant workers Colombians abroad.
B) Contribute cooperation activities aimed at addressing the problem of internal displacement, both prevention, and care for the displaced population, in strengthening institutional capacity and the National Response Information System displacement in the country, taking into account also the host communities.
C) Develop programs and strengthening governmental Colombian non-governmental institutions that develop framed in paragraphs a) and b) activities of this article, through technical cooperation and implementation of programs and projects.
D) Promote technical cooperation programs on migration through which to develop, among others, the following lines of action:
- To promote the voluntary return of Colombians abroad;
- Support the participation of Colombia in multilateral forums of regional integration and cooperation, in which migration issues, such as the South American Conference on Migration are discussed;
- Facilitate the mobilization of families of immigrants to promote their integration and settlement in the country and promote family reunification versus international migratory flows related to the Colombian population;
- Facilitate the development of human resources qualified Colombians through the granting of travel facilities for students, scholars and experts in the country;
- Promote and support legal labor migration policies in accordance with the agreements signed by Colombia;
- Run programs in other areas of migration, such as migration and health, migration and gender, migration and the environment;
- Contribute to the process of modernization and improvement on consular and immigration policy controls such as designing new procedures, the contribution of knowledge on new technologies for developing secure documents for citizens traveling outside Colombia , training staff, improving border controls, and updating the legislation on migration and passports;
- Promote technical studies on internal and international migration and / or projects aimed at solving problems of population mobility and support for the development of border areas;
- Support the Administrative Department of Security DAS in Colombia for implementation of projects on international migration;
- Support programs of horizontal cooperation, South-South cooperation, triangular and qualified staff exchange with other countries in the region, in cooperation with the governments concerned and promote the exchange of successful experiences cooperation;
- To promote technical cooperation in migration, particularly in the fields of law, politics, administration and information taking into account the current processes of regional, subregional and border integration;
- Support studies on the phenomenon of the exodus of qualified national personnel in order to determine their effects on economic and social development of Colombia; and formulate policies to counter this phenomenon;
- Conduct studies and establish cooperative links with Colombian communities abroad in order to strengthen cultural, economic and political ties with the country;
- Cooperate in the development of measures to address the phenomena presented by the migratory mobility, and seek integration of migrants to their new environment;
E) To promote and participate in projects for the creation and consolidation of transnational social networks that facilitate linking migrants with each other and with their country of origin;
F) Develop community stabilization, social and economic integration, strengthening peace and reintegration of uprooted populations; especially demobilized populations benefiting from government programs Colombian government;

G) Establish programs and campaigns to promote human rights of migrants and in particular prevention and institutional strengthening for the fight against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants;
H) Develop measures to control the problem both in the detection of trafficking networks as care and assistance to victims, to help them in their social reintegration and rehabilitation;
I) Formulate timely humanitarian responses to sudden migration flows and help stranded migrants and support the efforts of border development when required;
J) To consider any other initiative that may lead to the implementation of activities or assistance of mutual interest or in coordination with other organizations on migration.

ARTICLE IV. COMMITMENTS IOM.
4.1 IOM undertakes:
a) Maintain close contact with the offices designated by the Government for the normal development of IOM programs, and the full implementation of the objectives of this Agreement. also maintain appropriate services with the staff necessary to ensure the planning, development and operation of IOM programs in Colombia benefit to the extent of available resources. The organization of these services will be determined by IOM and officials thereof shall be appointed by the IOM, according to government priorities.
B) Establish and have an office in the country to facilitate the implementation of cooperation programs and field offices to develop fully its various programs where warranted, and within available resources. The opening of field offices will be previously informed and agreed with the Government.
C) Provide in accordance with the conditions agreed between the Parties, advice and cooperation that the government asks you policy, legislation, regulation and administration, on migration and human resources as well as in the collection and processing of data, studies on labor availability, migratory mobility and its impact on economic and social development.
D) Maintain close and constant relationship with public and private entities in the country for the purpose of assisting them, upon request, in identifying and addressing specific needs of qualified human resources, according to the objectives of this Agreement .
E) Disseminate in collaboration and with the consent of the competent Colombian authorities, information on characteristics of the country in the socioeconomic, cultural, labor and institutional aspects and as deemed necessary and appropriate to achieve the objectives of this Agreement .
F) Take necessary measures to recruit, select and move the country qualified human resources required, with the consent of the Colombian government and in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations and the objectives of this Agreement.
G) To study jointly with the Government the measures deemed necessary to facilitate and ensure the integration of immigrants and their families into the country.
H) Support through technical assistance and project implementation, to the extent of available resources, the Colombian state policies regarding: internally displaced children separated from illegal armed groups, community stabilization and strengthening of peace, reintegration of uprooted people, human trafficking and smuggling of migrants, systems migration information, development of border areas, migration and health, remittances, gender and migration, populations at risk, regional conferences on migration, labor migration, proposals and actions so that labor migration becomes a tool for development, fellowship support and assistance to citizens abroad, as well as attend the National Commission for Reparation and Reconciliation and general projects designed to implement mechanisms and instruments that promote comprehensive development of regions from production, urban and rural vocations, the territorial market, its competitiveness and its economic, social and environmental sustainability.
I) To cooperate and provide facilities to the extent of available resources, to reception, assistance, temporary lodging and transportation of immigrants to their final destination in the country, according to the conditions that are established between the two parties.

J) To observe and respect the laws and customs of the country, as well as the internal affairs of the Republic of Colombia, and adjust their actions to the precepts contained in this Agreement.
K) to acquire an insurance policy liability for damages caused to third parties for any vehicle owned by the Agency and ensure that Agency staff enjoying immunities constitute an insurance policy liability for damages third in a vehicle owned. 4.2
IOM may, in accordance with the procedure set out in paragraph 4.5 of this article, assign to its office in Colombia officials, experts on mission and persons performing services on behalf of the Agency deems necessary to support cooperation programs and other activities regarding:
a) the preparation, review, monitoring and evaluation of programs of cooperation;
B) The shipment, receipt, distribution or identification of supplies, equipment and other materials provided IOM;
C) Advising the Government, on the progress of cooperation programs;
D) Any other related matters pursuant to this Agreement.
4.3 The technical equipment, materials and supplies to provide IOM will remain in their property until their transfer becomes effective in accordance with the policies determined for that purpose by IOM and its donors.
4.4 Counsellors provide IOM will carry out all activities aimed at transferring national personnel their knowledge, technologies and experience to train them in their methods, techniques and professional practices and in the principles on which they are based.
4.5 IOM accredit its international staff, experts on mission and persons performing services on behalf of IOM to the National Government. IOM also notify the Government to termination of their duties in the Mission.

ARTICLE V. COMMITMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT.
5.1 The Government undertakes to:
a) Maintain close contact with IOM in order to ensure its strong and continuing support for programs and agreed between the Government and the Agency activities.
B) Provide the offices of the IOM Mission in Colombia and its staff, facilities and adequate assistance for the normal performance of their activities, agreeing to the Permanent Representative the same privileges and status enjoyed by other Heads Mission or representatives of international organizations accredited in Colombia.
C) To provide security and protection to IOM offices and its officials, especially where public order conditions so warrant.
D) facilitate cooperation between the Government and IOM with a view to achieving the objectives of this Agreement.
E) Address by the competent authorities of the Government in the country and abroad, visa applications to enter the country. In the case of experts seconded by the IOM, the process is carried out by the Directorate General of Protocol, and in the case of immigrants covered by programs designed by IOM and supported by the Government, the Agency shall request in writing the appropriate visas , which will be issued following compliance with the regulatory framework established in the country. Similarly, it will register these persons before the authorities of immigration control in order to obtain the respective Aliens Card.
F) To facilitate the processing of applications for reduced fees to submit for consideration by the aviation authority, airlines operating in the country, for operation of IOM programs and from Colombia, within aviation policy from the country.
G) To study jointly with IOM the measures deemed necessary to facilitate and ensure the integration of immigrants and their families into the country.
H) To adopt the necessary measures for the effective implementation of this Agreement both at home and through their diplomatic missions and consular posts abroad and keep informed those representations of IOM activities in Colombia.

5.2 In accordance with national legislation, the Government shall grant IOM permits and authorizations required for the importation of supplies, equipment and other material necessary for the fulfillment of the objectives established under this Agreement . Supplies, equipment and material other measures which are intended for cooperation programs or other official activities related to the fulfillment of the objectives of IOM, are not subject to direct taxes, value added, excise taxes, taxes and contributions, provided they are as established by the Commission of the Andean Community and national legislation.
5.3 The Government will take the administrative provisions that apply to effect direct exemption or through the return of direct or indirect taxes payable as part of the price of supplies and equipment that are acquired in the country to be allocated to programs cooperation or other official activities. IOM is understood that assigned high priority to the purchase in the country of supplies, equipment and other materials that meet their requirements for quality, price and delivery date, the above line with national legislation on the subject. 5.4 The Government recognizes
IOM freely available to intellectual property rights, patent rights, copyright and related rights in any discoveries, inventions, projects, research, publications or work carried out by officials or consultants IOM and they have been assigned to it, both in Colombia and in other countries.
5.5 The Government and IOM shall consult each other regarding the publication and dissemination of results and other information derived from technical cooperation programs, which could be helpful for other countries and for the same IOM.

ARTICLE VI. PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES AGENCY.
6.1 As a International, IOM shall enjoy in the territory of the Republic of Colombia all the privileges and immunities that the Government has given the United Nations Organization and its specialized agencies, established by the precepts and rules of customary international law applicable, and those established in this Agreement.
6.2 Offices Mission in Colombia are inviolable. The authorities of the Republic of Colombia may only enter them to exercise official functions with the consent or at the request of the Representative of IOM and under conditions approved by this. Offices Mission of IOM in Colombia include land and buildings that "the Agency" lease or purchase, and which have been previously informed and agreed with the Directorate General of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia. 6.3
IOM, its property and assets anywhere in the territory, IOM fully identified with the competent authority, shall enjoy immunity from all judicial and administrative proceedings order, and may not be registered, review, audit, embargoes, constraints, precautionary or execution provided such property and assets are used in development of the activities of the Agency.
6.4 Property, premises, premises, records, premises, facilities and vehicles owned by IOM and documents belonging to it shall be inviolable. All these places, property and assets of the IOM, wherever located shall enjoy immunity from raids, searches, closures, requisition, confiscation, expropriation and any other form of intervention, be it administrative, executive, judicial or legislative action.
6.5 IOM shall be entitled to use codes or keys in their official correspondence and to dispatch it or receive it by courier or sealed bags, which shall have the same privileges and immunities of diplomatic couriers and bags. The Government of the Republic of Colombia recognizes the Agency, to the extent consistent with the provisions of conventions, regulations and international agreements to which Colombia is a party, as regards their postal, telephone communications and other telecommunications, treatment at least as favorable as that granted through operators services, other governments including the diplomatic missions in the matter of priorities, rates and taxes on mail, telephone and other telecommunications services communications.

6.6 In accordance with national legislation, IOM and its property and assets, revenue, income and other resources to fulfill its objectives, contracts and procurement of goods and services shall be exempt from: | || a) All national taxes and direct or indirect contributions, except those generated on particular services.
B) Customs duties or equivalent charges and any other national tax, fee, contribution or payment service, prohibitions and restrictions on goods imported for official use.
C) Customs duties and taxes that may affect the export of its publications, goods or articles.
6.7 IOM will not act as withholding agent, although this does not imply that recipients of income are exempt from tax in Colombia and to fulfill the formal obligations inherent in that status.
6.8 For the purposes of this agreement and solely to meet expenses for operation and objectives, IOM can perform the following operations:
a) Enter in Colombian territory or acquire within the same, own, make any currency and transfer abroad money or securities in gold or foreign currency in accordance with the rules in force in the Republic of Colombia at the time of each operation under the same conditions as the Government accords to the agencies of the United Nations and other International Organizations of equal rank.
B) Keep their accounts and financial statements in any currency or accounting system.

ARTICLE VII. PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF PERSONNEL. 7.1
Permanent Representative and international officials accredited IOM office in Colombia, as agreed by IOM and the Government shall have the same privileges and immunities as the Government accords to officials from other international organizations accredited in Colombia, who enjoy immunity from jurisdiction in respect of all acts performed by them in their official capacity. For this purpose, the name of the Permanent Representative of IOM Deputy Permanent Representative and will be included in the list of officials of international organizations.
7.2 Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, foreign officials of international standard IOM officially accredited to the Directorate General of Protocol of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, which are exclusively dedicated to the work of IOM and are paid in full IOM:
a) be immune from any administrative or judicial proceeding to acts done and expressions that emit through any means in the performance of their duties.
B) be exempt from tax on income paid by IOM work.
C) be exempt from military service.
D) be immune from both they and their spouse and minor children, from immigration restrictions and alien registrations.
E) will be given to them and their spouse and minor children, the same repatriation facilities in times of international crisis as diplomatic officials.
F) Have the right to import free of duty their furniture and personal effects in accordance with the rules for officials and experts from international organizations.
G) shall be accorded with respect to the international movement of funds, franchises equal to those enjoyed by officials of comparable rank belonging to diplomatic missions accredited to the Government.
H) in the country vehicles imported for use in the conditions agreed with the Government, to the extent authorized by installation or year stay quotas, which shall not be less favorable than those established may sell for United Nations agencies and other international organizations.
I) In general, they shall enjoy the same treatment as the Government accords to similar staff members of the United Nations agencies range. 7.3
spouse, minor children of the Permanent Representative of the IOM and the Permanent Representative attached duly accredited to the Government of the Republic of Colombia shall enjoy the same immunities and privileges of members of families of officials other United Nations agencies in the conditions and with the exceptions set out in their regard in the New York Convention of 1946 on Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and customary international law.
7.4
employed under the Staff Regulations of IOM staff shall enjoy the same treatment as the Government accords to staff members of comparable rank working with United Nations agencies. In particular, they shall enjoy immunity from any administrative or judicial proceedings concerning acts performed and expressions that emit through any means in the performance of their duties.
7.5 Staff recruited locally and paid hourly, and people hired by contract to provide services, or consulting, will not benefit from the privileges and immunities of this Agreement and shall be governed by Colombian law.
7.6 Privileges and immunities are granted to IOM officials to safeguard their independence in the exercise of its activities and solely in the interest of the Agency. 7.7
IOM permanently cooperate with the competent authorities of the country to facilitate the proper and timely administration of justice, ensure compliance with laws, ordinances and regulations of traffic police and health, and to prevent any abuse that may arise regarding the application of the privileges and immunities provided in this agreement.

ARTICLE VIII. WAIVER immunities and privileges.
Without prejudice to the provisions of this Agreement, the Director General of IOM may waive the immunities and privileges recognized by the Colombian Government to the Agency or its officials. The waiver must always be express.

Article IX. TRAVEL FACILITIES.
9.1 In accordance with national legislation, the Government will take all necessary measures to facilitate the entry, residence or stay in the country and exit from its territory, to the following persons who are required to perform official business related to the activities IOM:
a) the non-national IOM staff and their families, whose applications for Visa be handled and resolved by the competent authorities of the Government with the utmost expedition and quickly as possible;
B) advisers to be played mission in the country on behalf of IOM, regardless of their nationalities;
C) Foreign international staff IOM, whatever the relations between their respective countries and Colombia. During his stay in the country, shall enjoy inviolability in any document, immunity from any administrative or judicial proceeding relating to any act performed or expression manifested through any means in the exercise of their functions;
D) In ​​terms of airport charges, IOM officials and members of its governing body entering and leaving the Colombian territory will have the same treatment as officials of the United Nations Agencies.

ARTICLE X. REPRESENTATION OF THE ORGANIZATION.
10.1 IOM exercise its functions in technical cooperation and other official activities through its Office in the country, which will be headed by a resident official designated by the Director General of IOM, and who will be responsible for this delegation, the IOM office in Colombia. 10.2
main functions will be resident official designated by the Director General for Colombia:
a) Represent the Director General to the national authorities and serve the purpose of communication channel between the Government and IOM, in all matters related with technical cooperation programs in the country;
B) To coordinate the activities and operations of technical and scientific cooperation IOM;
C) Perform such other functions and tasks leading to better fulfill the aims and purposes of IOM in general and particular country.

ARTICLE XI. ENTRY INTO FORCE, DURATION.
This Agreement shall enter into force once the Parties notify each other having met the internal requirements of rigor, and be repealed with the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration - CIME 20 December 1958 and the Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration, signed by the parties on 14 May 1981. if barriers to the development of this Agreement arise, the Parties will have the option for consultations by written notice, which may be held thirty (30) days after its request, with a view to analyze and seek solutions of understanding on them.

Article XII. JOINT COMMITMENTS OF THE PARTIES.

12.1 The Government and IOM will establish the system of coordination necessary to facilitate the implementation of the programs. When deemed appropriate, the Agency shall inform the Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, any claims that might be filed by third parties against the Agency, its advisors or staff officers.
12.2 The Parties may request by mutual agreement the participation of third countries and international organizations for both funding and for the implementation of programs and projects arising from the cooperative activities contemplated by this Agreement.

Article XIII. COMPLAINT.
13.1 After a period of three years from the date of entry into force of the Agreement, either party may terminate the Agreement upon written notice given six months in advance.
13.2 Notwithstanding the above, projects or programs initiated or submitted on the basis of this Agreement and that are in progress at the time of the complaint occur, continue to run until its normal conclusion, unless the parties have mutually agreed another thing.

Article XIV. DISPUTE.
Any dispute that may arise between the Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement shall be resolved through direct negotiations between them. If these negotiations are unsuccessful, the dispute shall be submitted to the other means recognized by international law peaceful solution.

Article XV. RESPONSIBLE ENTITIES.
As bodies responsible for compliance with the terms of this Agreement:
- Colombian Party designates the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The Agency appoints the Permanent Representative in Colombia.

Article XVI. GENERAL DISPOSITION.
16.1 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia identification grant officials of duly accredited international agency.
Will be resolved by the Parties in accordance with the relevant resolutions and decisions of the competent bodies of the IOM and the constitutional and legal norms of the country. Each Party shall examine all and sympathetic to any proposal advanced by the other Party under this article.
Made in Bogotá, on the 5th day of May two thousand and nine (2009), in two equally authentic.
For the Government of the Republic of Colombia, Jaime Bermudez
,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
By IOM
WILLIAM L. Swing, Director General
. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, September 14, 2009. Approved
. Submit to the Congress of the Republic for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
The Alvaro Uribe Foreign Minister,
(Sgd.) Jaime Bermudez.
DECREES: Article 1.
. Approval of the "Cooperation Agreement on Privileges and Immunities Regime between the International Organization for Migration and the Government of the Republic of Colombia," Bogotá made in 5 days of May two thousand and nine (2009). Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of the 7th Act of 1944, the "Agreement on Cooperation and Rules of Privileges and Immunities between the International Organization for Migration and the Government of the Republic of Colombia", made in Bogota 5 day of May two thousand and nine (2009), that article 1 of this law passed, will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.
Article 3o. This law applies from the date of publication.
Given in Bogotá, DC, honorable
Presented to Congress by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Jaime Bermudez, Minister of Foreign Affairs
.

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