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A closer look at Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace

By: Juan OROZCO | Pascale MARIANI | John DE LOS RIOS | Natasha PIZZEY
1 min

Colombia's Special Jurisdiction for Peace is a tribunal created under the 2016 peace agreement with the FARC rebels. Its mission is to judge those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity during half a century of conflict. The court just got down to work and will be in place for the next 10 years. More than 12,000 people are expected to go through the transitional justice system, and state actors will be tried equally alongside guerrilla fighters. Our correspondents report.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and James Vasina.

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