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Colombia’s Prosecutions on Killings by Army in Limbo

Last month, Colombian lawmakers approved passed a bill detailing the functioning of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace, a judicial system negotiated with the FARC as part of the peace talks. The bill includes a provision – proposed by supporters of President-elect Iván Duque – that is likely to halt prosecutions of killings by the army and other abuses. Unless defendants request otherwise, the provision suspends Special Jurisdiction prosecutions of soldiers of the Colombian Armed Forces until the government creates a “special and differentiated process” for them. Congress has a year-and-a-half…

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