Colombia

Colombia: JEP orders protection for peace signatories

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) ordered the Presidential Council for Stabilisation and the National Protection Unit (UNP) to resolve 101 requests for protection that have not yet been dealt with before 31 December 2021. The SJP issued new orders…

Colombia: UN Secretary General to attend commemoration of signing of peace agreement

The United Nations Secretary-General will visit Colombia from 23-24 November to mark the fifth anniversary of the signing of the historic 2016 Final Peace Agreement between the Government of Colombia and the former FARC-EP. Antonio Guterres is scheduled to meet…

Colombia’s tortuous road to peace agreement implementation

The implementation of what has been agreed between the Colombian state and the former FARC guerrillas is taking a winding, bumpy and uneven path that is limiting its progress. Such difficulties are of concern to the victims of the armed…

Cambio

16 November 2021. El Espectador The strength of independent journalism will always be necessary; there is no day propitious for servility and no right time for falsehood. And in certain regimes such as the current one – in which a…

An echo in the desert’, a synthesis of the work of the Truth Commission and the National Victims’ Roundtable

The play ‘An Echo in the Desert’ was presented in a single performance. Together with a listening process and a multimedia product, it is part of the results of the social dialogue process carried out by the Commission with the…

Gratitude

9 November 2021. The Spectator Gratitude lives in the most beautiful hemisphere of memory. It rises every morning to wind up each one’s sun, and remind us that we are not alone; they say it is intangible, but I feel…

“On the other side”, cinema for reconciliation

14 Oct, CI.- Del otro lado, director Iván Guarnizo’s debut film, is a personal quest to understand a chapter of the armed conflict that touched him and his family directly, when they heard the news of his mother’s kidnapping in…

Protect them, don’t kill them!

A 13-year-old boy and three 17-year-olds arrived at Medicina Legal not in uniform, but in plastic bags. Their board was the minefields; their mentors, the ELN guerrillas; and their executioner, that monstrosity that results when child recruitment and state stupidity…

2nd October

Millions of Colombians remember what we were doing on 2 October 2016 at four o’clock in the afternoon. The predictions, the fears and the hope; so many dreams, so many resurrections pending a result. That afternoon it became clear that…

The sunshine of being alive

7 September 2021. The Spectator Not all suns are the same. For example, this one today in the hospital, came mixed with the light of half past four, and a lot of interrogations; it is almost surreal to see how…

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