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Colombia: Fix Flaws in Transitional Justice Bill

On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Colombia’s Senate will hold the eighth and final congressional debate of the “Legal Framework for Peace” bill. While some positive changes were introduced to the bill on June 4, during its seventh congressional debate, they did not correct several of the proposal’s fatal flaws. This Wednesday’s debate will thus be Congress’ last opportunity to modify the proposed constitutional amendment so that it complies with Colombia’s obligations under international law and protects—rather than denies—victims’ basic rights. …

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