Full Statute Name:  Ley 2318, 2023

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Primary Citation:  Ley 2318, 2023 Country of Origin:  Colombia Last Checked:  August, 2023 Date Adopted:  2023 Historical: 
Summary: The purpose of this law is to modify the provisions of the National Code of Police and Coexistence (Law 1801 of 2016) to prohibit the use of animals for deterring demonstrations, riots, and unrest, while adhering to existing regulations and obligations regarding animal protection and welfare. Article 4, PAR1 states: "Under no circumstances should the involvement of animals be construed as a component of the application of force outlined in this article. Animals, such as canines and equines, that have been trained by the Public Force, are solely allowed to engage in surveillance, preventive measures, and control tasks during events like mass gatherings, rescues, searches, explosive detection, illicit crop eradication, or uniformed mobilization. The use of animals to disperse demonstrations, incite riots, or quell public unrest by the Public Force is explicitly prohibited."
Documents:  PDF icon Colombia-LEY 2318 DEL 25 DE AGOSTO DE 2023-Prohibition to use animals during riots by the police.pdf (3.48 MB)
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