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Transitional Justice: The great Colombian challenge

No country in the world has conceived and decided to implement such comprehensive and multifaceted justice process as Colombia. This transitional justice was born out of the historic peace agreements, at the end of 2016, between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Trials, truth-seeking, reparations, land and other reforms, the rights of indigenous peoples, the search for the disappeared, the reintegration of ex-combatants, reconciliation initiatives, remembrance work, and so on: in a polarized political context, Justice Info reports and analyzes how the country is implementing an extremely ambitious project, each component of which is linked to the others. An experiment that will inevitably be scrutinized and studied all over the world.

Colombia: 21 Army officials own up to war crimes and crimes against humanity
This is another major result for Colombia’s transitional justice: at the end of 2021, 21 former Army officials acknowledged their responsibility over the murder of civilians who were then passed off as rebels killed in combat. In admitting their role in the ‘false positive’ scandal they pave the way for investigations into those most responsible […]
By Andrés Bermúdez Liévano, our correspondent in Colombia
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Dessin illustrant la justice transitionnelle en Colombie
Illustration : © Amalia Satizabal for JusticeInfo.net