Some reflections on transitional justice in Colombia viewed from the right of human rights and international humanitarian law

This article show that the justice and peace law approved by the Colombian Congress encourage the impunity because improperly opens the door to the possibility that some perpetrators may individually receive generous judicial benefits without requiring corresponding assurances from them; thus allows...

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Autor Principal: Torregrosa Jiménez, Rodolfo
Formato: Artículo revisado por pares
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Libre 2011
Acceso en línea:http://hdl.handle.net/10901/12615
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Sumario:This article show that the justice and peace law approved by the Colombian Congress encourage the impunity because improperly opens the door to the possibility that some perpetrators may individually receive generous judicial benefits without requiring corresponding assurances from them; thus allows members of illegal armed groups to benefit from amnesties or pardons. So, the called justice and peace law, aimed at exonerating the paramilitaries from serving sentences that are proportionate to the damage that they have caused, at protecting them from international justice. In this sense, the Law 975 of 2005 contributes to the strengthening of the impunity in Colombia.