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Opinión Jurídica 2015, 14 (28)

Autor: Alejandro Gómez-Velásquez 15526



Opinión Jurídica ISSN: 1692-2530 Universidad de Medellín Colombia Gómez-Velásquez, Alejandro The constitutional framework for transitional justice in Colombia Opinión Jurídica, vol.
14, núm.
28, julio-diciembre, 2015, pp.
21-44 Universidad de Medellín Medellín, Colombia Available in: How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Revista Opinión Jurídica Universidad de Medellín The constitutional framework for transitional justice in Colombia* Alejandro Gómez-Velásquez** Recibido: agosto de 2014 Evaluado: abril de 2015 Aprobado: agosto de 2015 ABSTRACT This paper analyzes the transitional justice dilemma from a constitutional perspective and has the purpose to understand how the Colombian constitutional framework could respond to a transitional process, in particular, with regard to the issue of criminal accountability for the perpetrators of atrocities during the armed conflict in a process of negotiation addressed to achieve peace and reconciliation.
In other words, the present exercise is focused on which constitutional mechanisms are provided by the Colombian Constitution to resolve the conflict generated during a transitional process between the right to peace and to justice, how those mechanisms shall be interpreted, and what are the implications of each of them. Key words: Colombian Constitution, Transitional Justice, Amnesties, pardons, Constitutional Block. * This paper is the result of the academic activity of the author during the Seminar “Constitution in times of crisis” with Dr.
Herman Schwartz at Washington College of Law on summer of 2013. ** Lawyer, Political Scientist and Specialist in Public Law o...

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