Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Yesterday, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights received the Ombudsman from Colombia, Jorge Armando Otalora Gomez, who visited the Court to sign a framework cooperation agreement between Colombia and the Inter-American Court. The Colombian Ombudsman said that actions have recently been taken to strengthen the Ombudsman's office with a view towards improving the observance of human rights in Colombia. For his part, the President of the Court, Juez Umberto Antonio Sierra Porto, stressed the importance of the Ombudman's office for promoting, protecting and defending human rights in the Americas. He further stated that this type of agreement symbolizes the creation of a dialogue between national and international institutions regarding their joint work in protecting and promoting human rights.