1st Edition

Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in Colombia
Transitioning from Violence

ISBN 9781857438659
Published May 4, 2018 by Routledge
270 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations

USD $155.00

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Book Description

The signing of the peace agreements between the FARC-EP and the Colombian Government in late November 2016 has generated new prospects for peace in Colombia, opening the possibility of redressing the harm inflicted on Colombians by Colombians.

Talking about peace and transitional justice requires us to think about how to operationalize peace agreements to promote justice and coexistence for peace. This volume brings together reflections by Colombian academics and practitioners alongside pieces provided by researchers and practitioners in other countries where transitional justice initiatives have taken place (Bosnia and Herzegovina, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Peru). This volume has been written in the south, by the south, for the south.

The book engages with the challenges ahead for the coming generations of Colombians. Rivers of ink have dealt with the end goals of transitional justice, but victims require us to take the quest for human rights beyond the normative realm of theorizing justice and into the practical realm of engaging how to implement justice initiatives.

The tension between theory—the legislative frameworks guaranteeing human rights—and practice—the realization of these ideas—will frame Colombia’s success (or failure) in consolidating the implementation of the peace agreements with the FARC-EP.

Table of Contents

  1. Transitional Justice and the ‘Colombian peace process’
  2. Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón

    Part I: The Quest for Peace

  3. Conflict and peace in the making: Colombia from 1948-2010
  4. Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón

  5. The peace process with the FARC-EP
  6. Carlo Nasi

  7. The emergence and consolidation of transitional justice within the realm of Colombian peacebuilding
  8. Marco Alberto Velásquez Ruiz

  9. The Transitional Justice Framework agreed between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP
  10. Camila de Gamboa Tapias and Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón

    Part II: The Challenges

  11. From transitional justice to post-agreement rural reform: many obstacles and a long way to go
  12. Rocío del Pilar Peña Huertas

  13. Creole Radical Feminist Transitional Justice: An exploration of Colombian feminism in the context of armed conflict
  14. Lina M. Céspedes-Báez

  15. From Combatants’ Boots: Reincorporation and Reconciliation
  16. Diana Acosta Navas and Carlos Felipe Reyes

  17. Historical Memory as Symbolic Reparation: Limitations and Opportunities of Peace Infrastructures as Institutional Designs
  18. Eliana Jimeno

  19. Enhancing reconciliation in the Colombian Truth Commission by embracing psychosocial tasks
  20. Natalia Tejada V.

  21. Transmission in times of transition: Intergenerational approaches to Colombia’s violent past and present
  22. Ariel Sánchez Meertens

    Part III: The Lessons

  23. Rethinking the Colombian transition to peace through the South African experience
  24. Jerónimo Delgado Caicedo and Juliana Andrea Guzmán Cárdenas

  25. Transitional Justice in Peru: Lessons for Colombia
  26. Jemima García-Godos

  27. Bosnia and Herzegovina: The challenges and complexities of transitional justice
  28. Louis Francis Monroy-Santander

  29. The quest for justice in post-war Sri Lanka
  30. Shyamika Jayasundara-Smits

  31. A long walk for justice

Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón

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Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón is a Colombian political scientist. He is a Research Associate at the Department of Political and International Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa and a Researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. Fabio works at the intersection between theory and practice, and his research interests are related to state strength, civil war, conflict and protests in the midst of globalization. In addition to his academic publications, his analysis has been published by Al Jazeera, Time, The Conversation, Los Angeles Times, and Warscapes, among others.

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Research Associate/Researcher, Rhodes University/ Erasmus University Rotterdam

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