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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…
Rodrigo Londoño, Julián Gallo and Pastor Alape at a hearing of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) in Colombia.
Colombia: the day FARC leaders faced victims of kidnappings
The day of reckoning has finally arrived, between June 21 and 23 in Colombia, when seven former commanders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia…
Grave of a missing and unidentified person in Colombia (inscription: "6 2010 N. N. M.". A bouquet of flowers is placed on it.
In Colombia, the end of a mother’s 20-year quest for a missing daughter
Arnobia Gutiérrez’s quest is about to finally come to an end as soon as she receives, in a solemn ceremony, the remains of her daughter…
Alejandro Valencia and Carlos Ospina speak about the truth in Colombia
Colombia: Tensions rise ahead of the Truth Commission’s report
Two political crises in two weeks have shaken Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, while its final report is now due to be published just over…
Colonel Rubén Darío Castro speaks to victims of "false positives" in Colombia at a JEP hearing
Colombia: The day 10 army officials accused of false positives faced their victims
It was an unprecedented scene in Colombia. On April 27 and 28, in the heart of the mountainous region of Catatumbo, 10 members of the…
Women hold a banner that reads in Spanish: "No more women victims of violence".
First rift between Colombia’s Peace tribunal and the victims
Colombia’s special peace tribunal is about to open three new – and perhaps final – cases. However, its decision to focus on armed actors and…
Ugandan soldiers in military transport trucks, waving fists and weapons
Ugandan reparations: $325 million that baffle the Congolese
On February 9, the International Court of Justice set the final amount that Uganda should pay the Democratic Republic of Congo for the damage caused…
A hand emerging from the ground holds a ballot in the colors of the flag of Colombia
Colombia wagers on political participation as a form of redress
With the general and presidential election campaign in full swing in Colombia, victims of its 52-year-long armed conflict are playing a more visible role than…
Colombian army soldiers look at the bodies of dead FARC rebels
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…
Iván Duque and Karim Khan pose with a document in hand. A painting of Simon Bolivar is displayed behind them.
The ICC backs Colombia’s transitional justice model
On October 28, Prosecutor Karim Khan decided to close the International Criminal Court’s preliminary examination on Colombia, opened 17 years ago. His decision came with…
Rodrigo Granda surrounded by a crowd of people escorting him through Bogota airport in Colombia
Rodrigo Granda: the diplomatic storm that shook Colombia
The detention in Mexico of Rodrigo Granda, a former head of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia and signatory of Colombia’s peace agreement, sparked a…
Former FARC members walk down a road dressed in white and carrying white flags.
Colombia’s TRC gets an extension to jump over the elections
Just as the clock was winding down for Colombia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, its three-year mandate has been extended by an additional nine months. This…
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…