PROFOUNDLY DISMAYED BY ATTACK IN BOGOTÁ
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its
profound dismay at the attack using explosives in the “El Nogal” club
in downtown Bogotá on Friday, February 7, 2003, which killed more than 30
people and wounded many others.
The IACHR has repeatedly pointed to the seriousness of the growing
number of attacks on the civilian population in Colombia.
Such acts are flagrant violations of international humanitarian law
and may entail the individual criminal liability of their perpetrators and
accomplices at the international level.
The IACHR reiterates its repudiation of the acts of indiscriminate
violence carried out by the various protagonists in the domestic armed
conflict in order to terrorize the civilian population and trusts that the
state will take all necessary measures to investigate the facts and to
prosecute and punish those responsible.
Washington, D.C., February 10, 2003