Abschlussbericht über fact-finding mission im Juni 2009

autor: UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Philip Alston, 27.05.2010

The Justice and Peace Law that was intended to provide accountability for paramilitary crimes has not been an effective tool for justice or truth. In order for the Government to provide accountability, there must be significant substantive and procedural changes to the law. But given Colombia´s record so far, a focus on this law alone is not enough. There is no substitute for prosecution of human rights abuses, but the Government should also consider establishing an independent truth commission to conduct a systematic investigation into the abuses committed by all sides during Colombia´s armed conflict.“

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