Colombia’s Truth Commission Prepares to Embark on the Extraterritorial Truth-Telling Process

2018ICTJ Nyasha Laing

In the dynamic political landscape that has emerged following 50 years of conflict, Colombia is taking steps toward truth and accountability. The Commission for the Clarification of Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition (the “Commission”) is scheduled to begin taking statements in November 2018. While its task of constructing a historical truth from the stories of millions of victims will be colossal, the preparation for its launch has reinvigorated hope among victims for healing their long-held traumas.

Key wordspeace processes / post conflict / transitional justice