Bulletin on the 15 TFPs, Vol. I – No. 8 – 1988,
, page 5 Pleasantville, N.Y.
Colombian TFP Defines Legitimate Self-Defense
With the present crescendo of violence threatening public order, the Colombian TFP, commissioned by a group of farmers, has published a statement signed by many eminent jurists affirming the measures of legitimate defense that one may take in defense of hearth and home.
"The TFP Informs Public Opinion of the Clear Thinking of Eminent Jurists about the Application of Legitimate Defense in the Colombian Countryside," read the announcement in the capital daily El Tiempo [6-8-1987]. Quoting extensively from legal pronouncements, laws and jurisprudence, the jurists' study affirms the legal basis for legitimate defense, especially in remote areas that lack governmental protection and are thus attacked with impunity by guerrillas. He who attacks, the study claims, puts himself outside the law, whereas he who defends himself upholds the law.