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Lords query Colombian trade deal

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 15 Aug 2014 @ 12:10

A "SELF-SERVING" trade agreement between the British and Colombian governments could worsen the human-rights situation in Colombia, the House of Lords was warned last month.

The Bilateral Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments between the United Kingdom and Colombia, drawn up four years ago, was finally ratified in the House of Commons on 10 July. It was ratified by the Colombian government last year.

It offers increased protection to UK investors in ...

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