Related Rule
Practice Relating to Rule 146. Reprisals against Protected Persons
Section E. Civilians in general
Under Colombia’s Penal Code (2000), reprisals against “the civilian population” and against protected persons and objects taken “in the event of and during armed conflict” are punishable offences. 
Colombia, Penal Code, 2000, Articles 144 and 158.
At the CDDH, following the adoption of Article 20 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I, Colombia stated that it “was opposed to any kind of reprisals”. 
Colombia, Statement at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. VI, CDDH/SR.37, 24 May 1977, § 34.