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“Anerkennung hat keine Wirkung”

Photo by PABLO PORCIUNCULA / AFP.

Ist die Anerkennung von Venezuelas selbst ernanntem Interimspräsidenten Guaidó völkerrechtlich legitim? Strafrechtsexperte Ambos hält den Schritt im tagesschau.de-Interview für problematisch – und wirkungslos.

Lesen Sie das Interview mit Prof. Dr. Kai Ambos (im tagesschau.de, 13. Februar 2019).

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Academia meets the community in the workshop-seminar in Ibagué

Photo: Carolina Patiño. Universidad de Ibagué.

Universidad de Ibagué, an associate member of German-Colombian Institute for Peace – CAPAZ held a workshop-seminar called “Conflict, Communication and mental-health: experiences of practical work with victims and their recovery”.

The workshop was held on January 24, 2019 and it’s participants included students, researchers, and professors from a number of Colombian universities; representatives of social organisations and of victims, and members of the community in Ibagué and a number of municipalities in Tolima.

The first day also enjoyed the participation of experts from Universidad Externado de Colombia, Universidad del Rosario, Corporación Universitaria UniMinuto, and Universidad de Ibagué.

At least one hundred people attended the lecture by Anne-Marie Müller from the University of Freiburg Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, in Germany. Müller has broad-ranging experience in research into topics relating to trauma and memory from a mental health perspective.

Photo: Carolina Patiño, Universidad de Ibagué.

Empathic narrative methodologies

In the afternoon, 61 people took part in six roundtables including the different audiences at the event, among them, a number of victims. The groups approached the central issue with regards how to design more empathic narrative methodologies in the audio-visual production that can allow victims to externalise their pain and, by doing so, possibly overcome the psychological effects of their experience.

Eight questions derived from this central question, and these were then grouped into four axes. At the end, the rapporteurs for each table shared the most relevant aspects of the answers given. The listening and discussion methodology was well received as it generated an invaluable dialogue that contributed significantly to the project goals.

Another important achievement of the workshop was to have linked journalists who contributed reflections, from the perspective of their roles asaudio-visual producers, some of whom were victims of the armed conflict from the more remote areas of Ibagué.

The workshop-seminar shed light on the demands of the victims of the armed conflict in the Tolima region to approach topics such as communication, mental health and conflict, as well as their need to participate in such events and their continuity in the future.

The workshop was part of the project called: “Development of 4 of 12 exploratory phases, for the creation and design of the Tolima Centre for Audio-visual Memory for Peace”, supported by CAPAZ and coordinated by the main researcher Dr. Carolina Patiño Ospina, who also coordinated the workshop.

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“Situation ist dramatisch”

“The situation is dramatic” said the CAPAZ Academic Director,  Stefan Peters, on the crisis in Venezuela in an interview with the German newspaper Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung.

Read the interview with Dr. Peters (published on February 2, 2019 in Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung, No. 28, p. 5. In German).

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Call for Proposals – Workshop on Transitional Justice and Memory

Photo: Claudia Maya

The call for proposals of the Workshop “Transitional Justice and Memory – Colombia in a Latin American perspective” is now open.

The workshop will take place from 10 to 12 July 2019 at Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany.

The German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ, the Center for Latin American Studies (ZILAS) at Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and the Chair for Peace Studies at Justus Liebig University Giessen invite students, researchers with an interest in transitional justice, memory, peace, violence and human rights to submit proposals with:

  • Title of the proposal
  • A summary of up to 200 words
  • Curriculum vitae and contact information of the person submitting the proposal

 

Deadline for proposals submission is Monday, April 22, 2019. Proposals must be sent to th.fischer@ku.de

Further information on the workshop and this call (in Spanish).

 

Contact:

Prof. Dr. Thomas Fischer (ZILAS):

th.fischer@ku.de

Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters (JLU/CAPAZ):

stefan.peters@recht.uni-giessen.de

 

 

 

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Talk on Peace with the Academic Director of CAPAZ

The transnational network “Rodeemos el Diálogo” (ReD) is pleased to invite to its event in 2019 “Conservatorio de Paz” with the participation of the Academic Director of the CAPAZ Institute, Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters. Topics will be social inequalities and peacebuilding.

The event will take place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at Galería Café Davril in Bogotá (Cra. 6 No. 58 – 43).

Register through the following online form is required.

What is “Rodeemos el Diálogo” (ReD)?

ReD is a transnational network created in the United Kingdom in 2012 by Colombians or people interested in Colombia. With representatives in countries such as Colombia, Argentina, Belgium, the United States, Hungary and, of course, the United Kingdom, ReD organizes academic and cultural events on the implementation of the Final Agreement signed in Havana in 2016.

Further information:

Website / E-mail: redencolombia@gmail.com

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Boletín/Newsletter CAPAZ No. 4 – Febrero/February 2019

Dear readers:

Resonance and visibility are two aspects that we want to highlight as successful achievements for our operations in the second semester of 2018. The huge participation in activities organised by CAPAZ in Germany and Colombia evinced the growing interest in our work and in peacebuilding in Colombia. By the end of 2018, the name CAPAZ resonated among academic communities, and political, social and opinion representations of both countries. Confirming the positive balance at the end of 2018, we wish to thank the joint work, trust, and your support. We will continue with our work of contributing to the already existing and rich academic and social work being carried out to build sustainable peace in Colombia. Enjoy the newsletter No. 4 and we will see you in 2019!

 

English version

 

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Bundespräsident Steinmeier zu Gast im CAPAZ Institut

Bundespräsident Steinmeier in Begleitung vom akademischen Leiter des CAPAZ Instituts und Frau Michelle Müntefering. Foto: Luis Enrique Sierra/CAPAZ.

Im Rahmen seines Staatsbesuchs in Kolumbien und Ecuador besuchte der Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier am 12. Februar 2019 das Deutsch-Kolumbianische Friedensinstitut – CAPAZ.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters, akademischer Direktor des CAPAZ, empfing Bundespräsident Steinmeier im Museum Claustro de San Agustín in Bogotá, dem Sitz des CAPAZ. Beide tauschten Informationen über die Arbeit von CAPAZ in Kolumbien und Deutschland aus.

Das CAPAZ Institut ist mit der politischen Arbeit Steinmeiers eng verbunden. 2017 nahm der damaliger Außenminister Steinmeier an der Kick-Off Veranstaltung des CAPAZ in Bogotá teil, deren Gründung er aktiv unterstützte.

Begleitet wurde Bundespräsident Steinmeier von seiner Ehefrau Elke Bündenbender und einer fünfzigköpfigen Delegation, darunter Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages, Vertreter des Auswärtigen Amtes, der Bundesregierung und Journalisten.

Tom Koenigs (links) und Pater de Roux. Foto: Luis Enrique Sierra/CAPAZ.

Tom Koenigs, Sonderbeauftragter für den Friedensprozess in Kolumbien, Peter Ptassek, deutscher Botschafter in Kolumbien, und Hans-Peter Knudsen Quevedo, kolumbianischer Botschafter in Berlin nahmen ebenfalls an dem Besuch teil.

Dialog mit den Institutionen des Friedens

Im CAPAZ Institut traf Frank-Walter Steinmeier auf die Präsidentin des Sondergerichtshofes (JEP), Patricia Linares; die Leiterin der Behörde zur Suche der Verschwundenen (UBPD), Luz Marina Monzón und den Leiter der Wahrheitskommission, Pater Francisco de Roux.

In einem gemeinsamen Gespräch wurden verschiedene Aspekte der drei Behörden erörtert, die Implementierung der Übergangsjustiz in den ruralen Gebieten, die Herausforderungen, mit denen die Behörden konfrontiert sind und die öffentliche Erwartung an deren Arbeit.

Steinmeier stellte konkrete Fragen über die Einbindung der zahlreichen Opfer und die Behandlung der verschiedenen Beteiligten im Konflikt.

Bundespräsident Steinmeier nahm aktiv am Gespräch mit den VertreterInnen der Friedensbehörden. Foto: Luis Enrique Sierra/CAPAZ.

“Der Zeuge” und der Bundespräsident Steinmeier

Nach dem Gespräch besuchten der Bundespräsident und seine Frau die Ausstellungsräume des Claustro San Agustín, in denen derzeit die Fotoausstellung “El testigo” (Der Zeuge) mit über 500 Fotografien von Jesús Abad Colorado zu sehen ist.

In Begleitung des Künstlers und der Kuratorin María Belén Sáez de Ibarra informierte sich Steinmeier über die Arbeit Abads, die während der vergangenen dreißig Jahre entstanden ist. “El testigo” ehrt die Opfer des bewaffneten Konflikts in Kolumbien und macht die Arbeit von Abad Colorado zu einem wichtigen historischen Dokument.

Biodiversität und Venezuela

Weitere Themen, die im Mittelpunkt des Besuches von Bundespräsident Steinmeier standen, waren die Lage im Nachbarland Venezuela und die Auswirkungen auf Kolumbien sowie Treffen mit Institutionen, die sich im Bereich Forschung und Schutz der Biodiversität engagieren.

Der Staatsbesuch in Kolumbien und Ecuador findet im Rahmen der Feierlichkeiten zum “Humboldt-Jahr 2019” statt, das an die Geburt und das Erbe des deutschen Wissenschaftlers, Humanisten und Naturforschers Alexander von Humboldt erinnert.

Jesús Abad berichtete über seine Fotoaustellung. Foto: Luis Enrique Sierra/CAPAZ.

Lesen Sie die Pressemitteilung zum Besuch des Bundespräsidenten in Kolumbien und Ecuador (auf Spanisch).

Pressespiegel (Auswahl):

Pressestelle JLU Gießen (13.2.2019)

Auswärtiges Amt Website (13.2.2019)

Süddeutsche Zeitung (13.2.2019)

Der Tagesspiegel (13.2.2019)

ZDF (13.2.2019)

Deutsche Welle (13.2.2019)

Frankfurter Rundschau (13.2.2019)

Deutschlandfunk (12.2.2019)

Deutsche Welle (12.2.2019)

Die Welt (11.2.2019)

Neues Deutschland (12.2.2019)

Süddeutsche Zeitung (12.2.2019)

Deutsche Welle (11.2.2019)

Weser Kurier (11.2.2019)

ZDF (11.2.2019)

El Diario.es (11.2.2019)

El Espectador / Colombia 2020 (10.2.2019)

W Radio (10.2.2019)

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CAPAZ publishes Policy Brief on the situation of human rights defenders

“Panorama de las personas defensoras de derechos humanos y líderes sociales en riesgo en Colombia 2018-2019” (Outlook for Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders at Risk in Colombia 2018-2019) is the first Policy Brief published by the German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ in 2019 and the second in this series. It addresses one of the most critical issues in the Colombian context: the murder and persecution of human rights defenders. Its author is Carlos A. Guevara, researcher in human rights, peace and armed conflict.

In Colombia, violence against human rights defenders has intensified and keeps the important struggles that they exercise and promote in suspense, despite the benefits of the Acuerdo Final (Final Agreement), signed between the Colombian government and the demobilised guerrilla FARC-EP in 2016, has brought to the country.

Despite the willingness of previous and current governments and the proposal of certain mechanisms and countermeasures to resolve this dramatic situation, to date efforts have not been sufficiently effective. The aggressions continue and the number of murdered human rights defenders has increased exponentially since 2016.

Especially at risk are rural leaders linked to Juntas de Acción Comunal (Community Action Councils), peasant associations, ethnic communities as well as advocates for environmental advocacy, land restitution, voluntary substitution of illicit crops and political participation on behalf of vulnerable minorities and rural communities.

The CAPAZ Policy Brief raises the need to unify public policy to prevent attacks, based on the progress made with the Acuerdo Final (Final Agreement) and the proposals of the current government. It also recommends the possibility of restructuring the Unidad Nacional de Protección (National Protection Unit) to make collective protection measures possible. It presents the need to strengthen dialogue and coordination with human rights defenders in order to protect them.

As the author says: “A human rights defender or social leader is in him/herself a person who builds peace, democracy, country and society […] by building bridges between communities, state and governmental institutions in the pursuit to claim their rights.”

We hope that the first CAPAZ Policy Brief in 2019 will provide relevant inputs for policy makers and institutional decision-makers concerning the prevention, protection and investigation of these forms of violence.

 

Download the CAPAZ Policy Brief No. 1-2019 (in Spanish).

 

CAPAZ Policy Briefs Series

The German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ has conceived the new series of CAPAZ Publications, which includes Policy Briefs. The CAPAZ Policy Briefs will provide evidence from empirical research of high political and social relevance that seeks to support policy definition or decision making.

The CAPAZ Policy Briefs Series aims to highlight proposals and policy recommendations from researchers on issues related to the challenges of building sustainable and lasting peace in Colombia. Through these documents, CAPAZ seeks to facilitate access to scientific knowledge and the transfer of knowledge from research work to society in general and to different political actors in particular.

The CAPAZ Policy Briefs will be published as useful tools for understanding and addressing concrete problems faced by societies in transition. These documents are addressed in particular to those who design, formulate and have the power of proposition and decision in public policies that can address needs resulting from these problems.

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