Transitional justice in Colombia: the new book edited by Stefan Peters and Kai Ambos
Professor Kai Ambos (Professor of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, Comparative Law and International Criminal Law in Germany at the University of Göttingen (GAU) and Director of the Center for Latin American Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Studies (CEDPAL)), and Stefan Peters (CAPAZ Academic Director and Professor of Peace Studies at the Justus Liebig University, Giessen) are the editors of the book Transitional Justice in Colombia: The Special Jurisdiction for Peace.
The authors brought together a number of experts on Colombian transitional justice issues to discuss the advances and challenges that still lie ahead for the System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition in the country, especially the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).
Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) is the judicial centerpiece of the country’s national Transitional Justice system. It is also at the center of the public controversies surrounding the Colombian peace process and faces a number of legal and political challenges in its daily work. In this respect, the JEP generates a continuing need for consultation, discussion, and research. The articles in this volume are intended to help enhance our understanding of the JEP and to identify other avenues of research needed on this topic. We also hope to contribute to the still limited research on the Colombian peace process and the JEP (in English).