La confianza en la Justicia Especial para la Paz: una mirada desde la opinión pública

Translated title of the contribution: Confidence in the Special Justice for Peace: a public opinion perspective

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The 2016 peace accords with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) provided for the creation of a transitional justice system. This system is composed of a web of new institutions including a truth commission, an investigative unit to search for the disappeared, and a tribunal charged with trying crimes committed during the conflict. The Special Justice for Peace, known by its acronym jep, began operating in early 2018. The 28 judges of the jep have a maximum term of fifteen years to judge responsibilities and penalties in the framework of the Colombian armed conflict.
The creation of this high tribunal, a modified version of what some call "war tribunals" in other countries, was a controversial milestone. The Jep is a high-level national tribunal, which is placed in the hierarchy of other courts at a level equivalent to that of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Justice and the Council of State. However, the Jep is not part of the ordinary justice system, but is part of a transitional justice framework.
Translated title of the contributionConfidence in the Special Justice for Peace: a public opinion perspective
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationPaz y opinión pública en Colombia
EditorsSandra Botero , Miguel García Sánchez
Place of PublicationColombia
Number of pages15
StatePublished - Jan 2024

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  • Political Science and International Relations


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