Practice Relating to Rule 100. Fair Trial Guarantees
Section J. Compelling accused persons to testify against themselves or to confess guilt
Colombia’s Basic Military Manual (1995) provides that it is prohibited to “compel someone to confess or to incriminate himself”.
Colombia’s Criminal Procedure Code (2004) states:
In the course of criminal proceedings, once a person has been charged with an offence, he or she has the right … :
c) that the fact that he or she remains silent not be used against him or her.