Human rights and justice during peace processes
Join us for a lively discussion about human rights and justice during peace processes, the cases of Nepal and Colombia.
Jorge Molano, Human Rights Lawyer, Colombia
Mandira Sharma, Human Rights Lawyer, Nepal
Alun Gibbs, Senior Lecturer in Public Law, Southampton University
18:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 20:00 Panel discussion
Chaired by Professor Sara Chandler, Law Society Human Rights Committee
In partnership with Peace Brigades International and the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers’ Group
CCAJAR release proposal for justice process if peace agreement signed
In light of the progress made so far in the peace talks between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla, the José Alvéar Restrepo Lawyers’ Collective (Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo – CCAJAR) have released a proposal for a transitional justice process which would consolidate peace in Colombia if a peace agreement is signed. The proposal is baed upon three main elements: the adoption of guarantees for non-repetition, the creation of a Special Court for Peace and the establishment of a Truth Commission, and aims to open up this important issue to pubic debate.
Military immunity: Colombia’s moment of choice – Alun Gibbs and Thomas MacManus
Colombian Caravana members Alun Gibbs and Thomas MacManus address concerns related to post-conflict transitional justice in Colombia. Their article covers the pressing issue of whether Senate Bills aiming to reform the military justice system will in turn exacerbate current problems due to implicitly offering a form of immunity to the military responsible for serious human rights abuses.
Read their article here: Military Immunity.