El papel de la justicia comunitaria en el escenario de construcción de paz en Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: The role of community justice in the process of peacebuilding in colombia


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The 1991 Political Constitution established community justice as a mechanism of affective access to justice for marginalized and excluded populations, due to the multiple vicissitudes of the justice administration system. The current context of political transition and peace-building in the Colombian State offers an emergency scenario for community justice, which implies reading it as a hybrid mechanism capable of contributing both to access to justice and as a key tool in the construction of Peace and a catalyst for the postconflict, especially in areas of chaos where there are power vacuums left by the demobilization of the fa rc-ep, there is a high accumulation of unsatisfied legal needs, conflicts and violence proliferate. From there, community justice has the virtue of establishing a culture of peace and human rights through a creative, non-violent solution and a positive and transformative approach to conflicts. Likewise, from the articulation of this institution to the political agendas for the implementation of the points of the Peace Agreement, in relation to the implementation of such complex issues as the Comprehensive Rural Reform and the National Program for the Substitution of Illicit Use, from where it is possible to leverage local implementation processes that allow their anchoring and sustainability in the territories.

Translated title of the contributionThe role of community justice in the process of peacebuilding in colombia
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)323-351
Number of pages29
JournalRevista Derecho del Estado
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 2021

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