U.N. human rights experts say the United States has lifted sanctions on Colombia amid a crackdown on human trafficking that has targeted women and children.
But they said the country still has a long way to go in making its prison system a model of social justice.
In the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting on Friday, the council adopted a resolution urging the U.K., France, Germany, Canada and Mexico to lift their sanctions on Colombian authorities.
The resolution says the U, U.KS., France and Mexico should “take all necessary steps to end the use of sexual exploitation in the country.”
The council also condemned Colombia for “systematically engaging in coercive measures against those engaged in political, civil, and other peaceful political protest.”
The resolution said the U., U. K., France , and Mexico “should immediately cease their efforts to isolate and punish those involved in such activities and hold them accountable.”