Colombia's fuerza pública (security forces) in the special jurisdiction for peace : special treatment or preferential treatment? / Camila Andrea Santamaría Chavarro, Diana Isabel Güiza Gómez and Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes
Colombia's fuerza pública (security forces) in the special jurisdiction for peace : special treatment or preferential treatment?
Camila Andrea Santamaría Chavarro, Diana Isabel Güiza Gómez and Rodrigo Uprimny Yepes
Jus post bellum : restraint, stabilisation and peace
Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff, 2020
The Colombian peace agreement of 2016 includes special treatment under criminal law for members of the Fuerza Pública who were responsable for grave violations of human rights and breaches of IHL. Such treatment are being administrated by a court that was created by the same agreement and is known as the special jurisdiction for peace. The definitive legal and political "closure" of the Colombian armed conflict depends to a great extent on the perpetrators being punished for the crimes they commited. Otherwise, the construction of a stable and lasting peace in the territories will be made much more difficult by the risk of future claims for justice. Given the importance of this matter, in this text we analyse the positive aspects of the inclusion of the Fuerza Pública into the special jurisdiction for peace and the problematic points of the special, balanced, and equitable criminal treatment of the Fuerza Pública.
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