Transitional justice as a driver of transformation in Colombia

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This Policy Brief proposes a notion of transformative justice in response to the serious human rights violations resulting from the armed conflict in Colombia, as well as its underlying causes rooted in impunity and structural violence, based on the findings and recommendations of the Truth Commission. To this end, we analyse the limitations of the traditional concept of transitional justice and propose the pillars of a justice system that can serve as an engine for transforming the structural causes of the conflict. These pillars include rethinking democracy and empowering marginalised communities, seeking solutions to structural violence, implementing transformative reparations, and combating impunity. Concrete recommendations are then presented for the Colombian government to successfully turn transitional justice into a transformative force for the country.
Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy Brief
Media of outputText
PublisherInstituto Colombo-Alemán para la Paz – Capaz
Place of PublicationPolicy Brief Series
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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