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The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) invite you to the EU-Colombia/Peru FTA Seminar
‘Benchmarking human rights in the EU-Colombia FTA negotiations’
Tuesday 15 May 13.00-14.30 Room ASP A3G-3

In the coming months the European Parliament will be called upon to vote on the approval of the EU- Colombia/Peru FTA.

The most prominent experts on the current situation of Human Rights in Colombia will be present as well as key EU actors to discuss:

- The EU approach towards Colombia

- The situation of human rights in Colombia today

- The opportunity to foster Human Rights during the discussions on the FTA ratification

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Foster debate on whether human rights benchmarks should set before the approval of the EU- Peru-Colombia FTA. If so, which benchmarks should be chosen?

Draft program

Moderator: Richard Howitt MEP, S&D coordinator in the Sub-Committee on Human Rights Opening remarks: Isabelle Durant MEP and Antoine Bernard (FIDH)

1. The EU approach towards Colombia:

Laima Andriekienè MEP (tbc); Charles-Michel Geurts, EEAS Deputy Head of Division/Human Rights Unit

2. The evolution of human rights in Colombia:

Rodrigo Rivera, Colombian Ambassador to the EU (tbc); Soraya Gutierrez, Vice president of FIDH; Richard Howitt MEP

3. The opportunities to foster Human Rights offered by the FTA negotiations:

Luis Guillermo Pérez Casas, Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo; Lena Sund, Human Rights coordinator, EC DG Trade; Catherine Bearder MEP