93% of these women are mothers, 52% are head of household, and many have not finished high school; that is, they are poor women. Although the Peace Agreement contemplated a different criminal treatment for these cases, to date no bill has been filed before Congress.Read More
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.Read More
As part of a plural group, Dejusticia presents an analysis on the political expediency and constitutional justification of Draft Legislative Act 01 of 2016 Senate (PAL 1/2016), which gives stability and legal security to the Final Peace Agreement.
In Dejusticia, we believe that citizen participation and the transparency of the implementation process are fundamental for the construction of a lasting peace beyond what is agreed on paper. In that sense we want to contribute with the website ‘The transit to peace’.Read More
The civil society organizations and academics who subscribe to this document agree that we are facing a unique opportunity for the changes and adjustments that our democracy requires to definitively overcome the causes and consequences of the armed conflict and to guarantee the stability and durability of peace.Read More
The drugs section of the peace agreement mentions strategies for the substitution of illicit crops, strengthening the fight against illegal finances and drug trafficking groups, paying attention to consumption and the promotion of an international debate on drug policy. However, it fell short in providing a comprehensive solution for communities associated with coca leaf cultivation.Read More
On Friday, December 30th, the government promulgated Law 1820 of 2016 or the Amnesty, Pardon, and Special Treatment Law. This law was published as the first project that used the constitutional reform known as fast track for projects related to the implementation of the peace process.Read More
Twelve civil society organizations, including Dejusticia, signed a letter addressed to President Juan Manuel Santos and members of the CSIVI to support Legislative Act 1 of 2016, which regulates fast-track, and to propose 7 measures to guarantee transparency and Citizen participation in the design, deliberation and implementation of the public policies foreseen in the Final Agreement.Read More