Transitional justice and the ‘Colombian peace process’

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Abstract

The signing of the peace agreements between the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) and the Government of Colombia in late November 2016 has generated new prospects for peace in Colombia, opening the possibility of redressing the harms inflicted on Colombians by Colombians. The negotiation agenda established the topic of justice for victims as central to the peace process. The document presents an analysis of how the Colombian agreements are positioned with regards to the transitional justice ‘international’ debates. In particular, it discusses the agreements in light of the restorative and retributive justice debates that inform the theory and the practice of the field. Finally, the chapter outlines the structure of the book, and summarizes some of the challenges on what is required to bring justice to the victims of the Colombian conflict in accordance with the peace agreement and the transitional justice frameworks it establishes with regards to: reconciliation, memory, education, land, gender, demobilization, and reintegration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationruth, Justice and Reconciliation in Colombia
Subtitle of host publicationTransitioning from Violence
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Edition1
ISBN (Print)978-1857438659, 1857438655
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2018

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