An armed representative of the state who kills a civilian commits not just a crime like any other person. No, that official commits an abuse of power, a violation of human rights. The states who fail to stop violence against civilians on the part of their armed bodies are, therefore, labeled as violators of human rights.
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This poem references the violence of enforced disappearance and forced displacement that is rampant in Colombia. Colombia has over 50,000 reported disappearances, and about 5 million internally displaced.
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