The Colombian Peace Agreement
A Multidisciplinary Assessment
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This book is an interdisciplinary examination of the peace agreement signed between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
The volume is the first systematic, interdisciplinary discussion of the Colombian peace process, which ended one of the largest and most violent conflicts in the Western Hemisphere. It discusses the achievements, failures and challenges of this innovative peace agreement and its implications for Colombia’s future. Contributors include negotiators of the Agreement, judges of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, representatives of the civil society, and leading academic experts in peace studies, human rights, international law, criminal law, transitional justice, political science, and philosophy. Based on the premise that peace is a form of transferable social knowledge, and therefore necessitates transformative social learning, the volume also discusses what other countries can learn from the Colombian experience.
This book will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, transitional justice, Latin American politics, human rights, civil wars and International Relations.
Table of Contents
Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora, Andrés Molina-Ochoa, and Nancy C. Doubleday
Part I: Genesis
2. The Possibility of Peace
Sergio Jaramillo Caro
3. Notes on the Colombian Peace Process: A View from 2014
Part II: Overall Assessments
4. Essential Elements and Implementation Challenges of the Final Agreement
Gustavo Gallón and Juan Carlos Ospina
5. The Colombian Peace Agreement: A Lost Opportunity for Social Transformation?
Maria Paula Saffon
Part III: Transitional Justice in Theory and Practice
6. Transforming transitional justice from below: Colombia’s pioneering peace proposal
Jelena Subotic, Jennifer McCoy, and Ryan Carlin
7. Compatibility Between Transitional Justice Tools in Colombian and International Law
Juanita Goebertus Estrada
8. Transitional Justice in Colombia: The Amnesty Law 1820 of 2016 and the international legal framework
9. Judging the Justice of the Colombian Final Agreement
Part IV: Key Components of the Final Agreement
10. The Legal Challenge of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace
Danilo Rojas Betancourt
11. The Right to the Truth in the Colombian Conflict: Realities and Fiction
Andrés Molina-Ochoa and Alfredo Duplat
12. Land Reform and Transition in Contemporary Colombia
Nelson Camilo Sánchez
13. The Gender Component in the Colombian Peace Process: Obstacles to its inclusion and implementation
Patricia Pabón and Javier Aguirre
14. The Rights of Afro-Colombian Communities in the Final Agreement and its mechanisms of implementation
Xiomara Cecilia Balanta-Moreno and Yuri Alexander Romaña-Rivas
15. The Politics of Education Reforms in Post-Conflict Societies: A Cautionary Tale for the Colombian Case
Claudia Milena Díaz-Ríos
Part V: Legitimacy and Democracy
16. Legitimizing and Enshrining Peace Commitments: Inclusivity and Constitution-building in the Colombian Peace Process
Rodrigo Uprimny-Yepes and Diana Isabel Güiza-Gómez
17. The Courts’ Possible Contribution to a Dialogic Democracy: The Case of the Peace Agreements in Colombia
18. The Long Road and the Promise: Colombia’s Peace-Process as an Instance of Aesthetic Justice
Oscar Guardiola Rivera
Part VI: Concluding Remarks
19. Outsider Reflections: Future Peace?
Nancy C. Doubleday
Jorge Luis Fabra-Zamora is Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada.
Andrés Molina-Ochoa is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at South Texas College, USA.
Nancy C. Doubleday is Associate Professor in Philosophy and the inaugural holder of the HOPE Chair in Peace and Health at McMaster University, Canada. She is the Director of the Water Without Borders Joint Graduate Diploma Program of McMaster University and UNU INWEH.