IACHR Conducts Visit to Colombia's Border with Venezuela

CIDH visita la frontera de Colombia con Venezuela

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) conducted a visit to the border of Colombia with Venezuela from September 10 to 12, 2015. The purpose of the visit was to monitor the human rights situation of Colombian migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers who have been deported or have returned to Colombia following the closure of the main border crossing point between San Antonio in Táchira state, Venezuela, and Cúcuta, Department of Norte de Santander, Colombia, on August 19, 2015, and the declaration of a state of emergency by the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on August 21, 2015.

Daniel Cima for IACHR