The so called “command responsibility” is a technical topic that generates perplexities even among experts. But it is really important since the legitimacy of the special peace jurisdiction (JEP) depends greatly on the topic being adequately resolved.Read More
One of the issues that has generated most debate in international legal circles is whether the justice and accountability component of the Colombian peace accord contradicts the State’s duties in terms of international criminal law.
A recurrent criticism by those who oppose the peace accords is that it would result in peace with impunity given that there would be no jail time for those responsible of crimes against humanity such as kidnappings, forced disappearances, murders, massacres, or rapes, which are technically known as international crimes.Read More
A strong objection to the peace process is that some guerrilla members will not be sent to jail. But we cannot forget that the benefits of jail time are doubtful.Read More
The principal objections to the peace accords of La Habana, voiced not only by the political party Centro Democrático, but also by parts of Colombian society, seem to be essentially about the political participation of the FARC and the lack of prison terms for them.Read More
A common refrain in social media comments related to the peace process has been “we want peace without impunity,” implying that the current agreement does not deliver justice. However, how much of this is true?Read More