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Transitional Justice


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Prison is not the only sanction in transitional justice mechanisms

César Rodríguez defended that the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Repetition is in line with the Constitution. Regarding penalties, he affirmed that international law discusses effective sanctions, not imprisonment.
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The reform that gives stability and legal certainty to the Peace Agreement is constitutional

Dejusticia defended the constitutionality of the Legislative Act that gives legal certainty to the Final Agreement, and stressed that its contents respond to fundamental rights and international humanitarian law norms.
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The Constitution of 1991 is open to peace and the profound changes it requires

What is the nature, scope and type of control that the Constitutional Court must exercise over the Legislative Acts issued to implement the Final Peace Agreement? Intervention by Rodrigo Uprimny before the High Court.
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Dejusticia defended a decree that allows the Court to suspend terms of ordinary proceedings and focus on the implementation of peace

Dejusticia defended the decree that allows the Constitutional Court to suspend ordinary processes to concentrate on the norms that implement the Peace Agreement, but emphasized that this interruption can not be undefined.
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Dejusticia intervened regarding the constitutionality of the Search Unit for Missing Persons

The decree meets the formal and material requirements to be declared enforceable. The decree was issued by the president, who is the competent authority and is also aligned with the criteria of connectedness and strict necessity.
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Dejusticia intervened in defense of the amnesty law

Dejusticia intervened before the Constitutional Court in the process of constitutional revision of the law that grants amnesties, pardons and special penal treatments (Law 1820 of 2016).

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Intervention before the Constitutional Court in the revision of Decree-Law 249 of 2017, which regulates a specific hiring process for manual eradication for the implementation of the peace process

Dejusticia asked the Constitutional Court to declare invalid Decree-Law 249 of 2017 (DL 249/2017), for two reasons: in issuing this rule, the President of the Republic exceeded the special powers for peace because it did not demonstrate the strict necessity to regulate this subject by this extraordinary way; and the contracting procedure that regulates DL 249/2017 violates the constitutional principles governing public procurement.

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Intervention in Litigation against the Law of Zones of Interest of Rural, Social, and Economic Development (ZIDRES)

The intervention regards the constitutionality litigation of Law 1776 of 2016 (Law Zidres), which began due to different litigation that are currently being revised by the Constitutional Court.

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Dejusticia’s Intervention in Constitutional Court Public Hearing

The public vote of the peace accord to achieve a constitution in peace and a constitutional peace.

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