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.
|Title of host publication||ruth, Justice and Reconciliation in Colombia|
|Subtitle of host publication||Transitioning from Violence|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||978-1857438659, 1857438655|
|Publication status||Published - 28 May 2018|