Legal Framework for Peace

Did Colombia’s government and FARC rebels reach a deal on justice?
Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Jun 29, 2015 1 comment

Did Colombia’s government and FARC rebels reach a deal on justice?

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 »

Colombia’s highest court rules on FARC’s role in politics
Posted by Emil Foget on Aug 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Colombia’s highest court rules on FARC’s role in politics

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.

Court orders Santos to explain FARC political participation deal days before elections
Posted by Daniel E Freeman on Apr 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Court orders Santos to explain FARC political participation deal days before elections

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 »

Few victim reparations, impunity for violators hinder Colombia human rights: HRW
Posted by Taran Volckhausen on Jan 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Few victim reparations, impunity for violators hinder Colombia human rights: HRW

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 »

‘Modest achievements’ so far in peace talks: FARC
Posted by Charlie de Rivaz on Oct 3, 2013 Leave a comment

‘Modest achievements’ so far in peace talks: FARC

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.

‘Legal framework is an obstacle to peace': FARC
Posted by Marcus Sales on Sep 20, 2013 Leave a comment

‘Legal framework is an obstacle to peace': FARC

Rebel group FARC on Thursday branded the legal framework for peace, a bill determining the boundaries of peace agreements with illegal armed groups, as a “hindrance to achieving the end  Full Article »

‘No impunity for those guilty of genocide and war crimes': Santos
Posted by Charlie de Rivaz on Sep 19, 2013 Leave a comment

‘No impunity for those guilty of genocide and war crimes': Santos

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 »

Colombia military deserves immunity if FARC not punished: Retired soldiers
Posted by Charlie de Rivaz on Sep 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia military deserves immunity if FARC not punished: Retired soldiers

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 »

Serious crimes committed by the armed forces may go unpunished: Colombia President
Posted by Charlie de Rivaz on Sep 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Serious crimes committed by the armed forces may go unpunished: Colombia President

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.

Posted by Marcus Sales on Aug 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Legal framework for peace strikes balance between peace and justice: Government

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 »

‘International Criminal Court knows little about Colombia’s conflict': FARC
Posted by Marcus Sales on Aug 26, 2013 Leave a comment

‘International Criminal Court knows little about Colombia’s conflict': FARC

Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC on Monday said that the International Criminal Court (ICC) knows little about Colombia’s internal conflict.

Colombia’s peace legislation hinders peace process: FARC
Posted by Marcus Sales on Aug 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia’s peace legislation hinders peace process: FARC

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 »

NGOs slam Colombia’s transitional justice law at constitutional court
Posted by Marcus Sales on Jul 26, 2013 Leave a comment

NGOs slam Colombia’s transitional justice law at constitutional court

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.

Santos refuses to ‘sacrifice justice for peace’ in Colombia
Posted by Marcus Sales on Jul 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Santos refuses to ‘sacrifice justice for peace’ in Colombia

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday said the government will not “sacrifice justice for peace” while negotiating peace with rebel group FARC.

Posted by Johnny Crisp on Jun 14, 2013 Leave a comment

Public hearing set for controversial ‘Framework for Peace’ legislation

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 »

Posted by Adriaan Alsema on Mar 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Colombia lawmakers travel to Cuba to discuss FARC’s political future

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 »