Transitional justice in the ongoing armed conflict in Colombia
Rincon Villegas, Adriana
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Transitional justice is built on the assumption that all societies with a legacy of human rights abuses should implement a special set of mechanisms to address a violent past. In certain cases, the law defines the scope of the transitional process and, occasionally, even the scope of what is considered as “violence”. The objective of this research is to understand how transitional justice is conceived and articulated in the ongoing Colombian armed conflict. To serve this purpose, I ask three research questions. First, when and how does the Colombian government engaged with “transitional justice” in its legal system? Second, how is “transitional justice” defined in the laws?; and third, who are “victims” and “perpetrators” represented within the Colombian “transitional justice” framework? To address these questions, I analyzed two separate sets of transitional justice legal documents.