Following Colombia’s Agreement on Criminal Accountability, ICTJ Pledges Continued Support for the Hard Work Ahead

The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) welcomes the recent agreement between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to create a special criminal jurisdiction as part of an integrated system of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence. The agreement represents a crucial step in the process to end the 50-year-long armed conflict in Colombia, which has claimed over 200,000 lives and displaced millions.

The special judicial system described in the agreement, the details of which are not yet public, aims to address judicial accountability for serious crimes committed during the conflict, with a special emphasis on acknowledgement of wrongdoing and uncovering the truth.

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