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Conversation between Francisco de Roux and Alvaro Uribe in a garden
Colombia’s TRC sits down with five presidents, including critical Uribe
Over the past two weeks, Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission achieved a rare feat – to sit down with all five of the country’s living…
Eduardo Cifuentes
Eduardo Cifuentes: “This dialogue between victims and perpetrators is unprecedented”
JUSTICE INFO IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Eduardo Cifuentes President of Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Eduardo Cifuentes is the president of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace,…
Juan Manuel Santos
Colombia: the day when president Santos asked for forgiveness
On Friday June 11th, former President and Nobel Peace prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos appeared before Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to ask for forgiveness…
Salih Mustapha in the dock of the accused
Kosovo Chambers: battle for legitimacy at the opening of first trial
The first trial of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers opened on September 15 against a Kosovo Liberation Army prison officer, Salih Mustafa, with a lengthy plea…
Taliban fighter posing in front of Taliban flags
Afghanistan: ICC more than ever at a standstill
With takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the nearly impossible International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes has taken another blow. What are the options…
A Colombian soldier stands near civilians in the street
Colombia: 25 Army officials charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Over the past two weeks, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its second batch of major decisions, accusing 25 former members of the Colombian Army…
Dutch soldiers fire shells in the Chora region, Afghanistan
Dutch war crimes in Afghanistan: The Australian trigger
An Australian probe has dented the Dutch wall of silence about alleged war crimes in Afghanistan more than ten years ago. Stories from Dutch Afghanistan…
Stanisic and Simatovic at the UN tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague
Stanisic and Simatovic: slim convictions in longest running Yugoslav trial
On June 30, a former head of Serbian state security and his subordinate were convicted for crimes in just one Bosnian town, and sentenced to…
Ratco Mladic
26 years after the Bosnia war, Mladic case ends
Today Ratko Mladic, 78, will hear the final decision in the case against him. In 2017 the former head of the Bosnian Serb army was…
4 former Colombian FARC rebel commanders during the 2015 peace talks in Cuba
Kidnappings in Colombia: FARC leaders acknowledge full responsibility
In what has been the clearest result so far of Colombia’s transitional justice, last Friday, seven top leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces acknowledged…
Trial of Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic
Last trial, last chance at the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia
The retrial of two former Serbian spy masters is the last trial that the U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia and its successor institution, the…
Patricia Tobon Yagari
Patricia Tobón Yagarí: “A legacy of Colombia’s TRC will be the active participation of ethnic peoples”
JUSTICEINFO.NET IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS Patricia Tobón Yagarí Commissioner in Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Patricia Tobón Yagarí is one of the 11 commissioners serving on Colombia’s…
Graphic extrajudicial executions patterns over time, in Colombia
Colombia: the ‘false positive’ number that sets off a political storm
Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) has published key findings, including an incomplete and stunning number of civilians murdered by the military and passed off…
Julieta Lemaitre (JEP -
A first in Colombia: eight FARCs charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity
Last Thursday, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace announced its first major decision, accusing eight top leaders of the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia of…
How Colombia’s Truth Commission navigated a pandemic year
Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission had to reinvent itself in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Having had to scrap its public hearings, it has…
FARC revelations on three political murders: a test for Colombia
The former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia dropped a bombshell, last month, claiming responsibility over the murders of three high-profile public officials in the 1990s.…
Colombians pressure FARC into admitting child soldiers
Last month, Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace – known as JEP – has decided to allow public preliminary hearings. This has helped former members of…
Colombia: The Hall of Never Again sends out distress signals
The Hall of Never Again is one of Colombia’s best known memorials. It was conceived by victims of the civil war in Granada, a town…
Colombia: Uribe vs transitional justice
Former president Alvaro Uribe, Colombia’s most powerful politician and a staunch opponent to the 2016 peace deal, was placed under house early this month for…