Special Jurisdiction for Peace
10 weeks of national strike in Colombia and the state violence continues

In the past 70 days of national strike and nationwide mobilizations, at least 84 people have been killed by the national security forces. Additionally, in the past three months, 16 former FARC combatants and 49 social leaders and human rights defenders have been assassinated by illegal armed groups

Haiti’s de facto president Jovenel Moïse killed in overnight attack and other stories

Today we look at the killing of Haiti’s de facto president Jovenel Moïse, soldiers accused of killing civilians as part of Colombia’s false positives case and more

Colombia’s JEP warns that this January is most violent since 2016

As of January 29, 2021, 17 social leaders and 5 ex-combatants of the FARC have been assassinated in Colombia. Additionally, over 21 people have been killed in 8 massacres registered this month

We were obliged to take up arms again: FARC leaders announce return to armed resistance

Citing the violation of the peace agreements and the human rights crisis, leaders of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Iván Márquez and Jesús Santrich announced a return to armed struggle

Jesús Santrich, free at last

Colombia’s Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of political prisoner Jesús Santrich on May 29. Speaking to reporters after his release, he reiterated his commitment to a true and lasting peace in the country

Jesús Santrich in critical condition after release and re-arrest

After minutes of being freed from La Picota Prison, a nearly unconscious Santrich was re-arrested under orders of the Attorney General of Colombia

Colombian lower house rejects president Duque’s objections to Special Jurisdiction for Peace

On March 10, Duque objected to 6 of the 159 articles of the Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace [JEP]. The Senate will next decide on the objections and if it also rejects them, the president will be forced to approve the Bill

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