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  • Action point 1.1 (p. 10): the Ombudsman’s Office is a member of the Working Group on Human Rights and Business.
  • Action point 1.3 (p. 10-11):

“Upon the Plan being launched, the Expert Committee will be created, which will be formed as follows:

a. One representative elected by the national native organizations.

b. One representative elected by the national afro-descendent organizations.

c. One representative elected by the National Confederation of NGOs.

d. One representative elected by the confederations of workers’ unions.

e. One representative elected by the Colombian Association of Universities.

f. Two representatives elected by the National Trade Council, one of whom must be a delegate of the enterprises and the other one a delegate of the trades.

g. One representative elected by the Ombudsman’s Office.

h. One representative of the current multi-actor initiatives on the business and human rights in the country.

i. One representative of the multi-lateral entities developing business and human rights related activities.

j. One representative appointed by the International Community.

This Expert Committee will operate as an advisory entity for the Working Group and will guide the actions on the implementation of this Plan.”

  • Action point 10.1 (p. 23):

 “The Council to the President for Human Rights will encourage the Ombudsman’s Office to lead the implementation of the access to remedy policies covered by this Action Plan, and to develop a specific training effort for its officers at the territorial and local levels.”

  • Action point 10.3 (p. 23):

 “Upon the Plan’s launching, the entities part of the Working Group, supported by the Ombudsman’s Office will provide advice on access to the current judicial and non-judicial remediation mechanisms in the country, through its communication channels with citizens. Once completed the mechanism map, the collected information therein is to guide the assistance provided to citizens.”

  • Action point 11.5 (p. 24):

 “The Working Group and the Council to the President for Human Rights, supported by the Ombudsman’s Office, will encourage and provide access to mediators and facilitators for the resolution of conflicts as may arise between communities and enterprises, notwithstanding that there may be other pending administrative or judicial processes.”

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