According to Colombian rebel group FARC, it has reached some kind of understanding over the punishing of war criminals if it is able to seal a peace agreement with the state. However, the government negotiators deny Full Article »
The Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that FARC guerillas who are found guilty of crimes against humanity will be banned from politics, local media reported.
Just five days before Colombia’s presidential elections this May, incumbent Juan Manuel Santos will be expected to appear before the Constitutional Court to explain what political rights would be afforded Full Article »
Colombia in 2013 once again received a failing grade on human rights, a problem made worse by the justice system’s impunity for human rights abusers, and slow progress on victim Full Article »
The chief negotiator of Colombia’s main rebel group FARC has said that the peace talks between the rebels and the government have yielded only “modest achievements” so far.
President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday said that the most serious crimes committed during the country’s 49-year armed conflict will not be rewarded with impunity in any eventual peace between Full Article »
If FARC guerrillas receive reduced sentences in the wake of an eventual peace deal with Colombia’s government then retired members of the country’s security forces should too, according to the Full Article »
Members of Colombia’s armed forces who committed serious crimes during the country’s 49-year armed conflict may not be punished, according to comments made by the President on Tuesday.
The Colombian government on Friday said that the Constitutional Court’s decision to endorse the legal framework for peace, a bill determining the boundaries of a peace agreement with rebel group Full Article »
Rebel group FARC on Tuesday said that Colombia’s legal framework for peace, a pending bill determining the boundaries of peace agreements with illegal armed groups “plays no positive role in Full Article »
Colombian NGOs on Thursday criticized a proposed transitional justice legislation while being heard by the Constitutional Court which is investigating whether the government-proposed legislation is constitutional.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday said the government will not “sacrifice justice for peace” while negotiating peace with rebel group FARC.
Colombia’s Constitutional court will hold a public audience to decide on the the framework for peace, a proposed set of legislation defining legal boundaries for the possible demobilization of the Full Article »
As government and FARC negotiators come closer to signing a formal peace agreement, Colombian congressmen traveled to Cuba Sunday to begin studying the possibility of allowing guerrillas to take part Full Article »