WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
24 Apr 2007 |

Law 70, Protecting Afro-Colombian Rights (English Translation)

Law 70 (Law of the Blacks/Ley de Negritudes) was signed in 1993 by the then President César Gaviria Trujillo.  The law officially recognized Afro-Colombians as a distinct ethnicity and provided a legal foundation for the defense of Afro-Colombian territorial rights.

Please click the link below to read an English translation of Law 70, translated by Norma Jackson of Benedict College. 


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