Victims of violence await justice in Colombia

Global Policy Forum has posted an article about justice for people impacted by violence in Colombia.

The Colombian armed conflict waged since the 1960s between the government, guerrillas and paramilitaries has claimed tens of thousands of civilian lives and displaced millions.  In almost 50 years of conflict, there has been little justice afforded to the victims.  The national congress will pass a “Victims law” to provide financial compensation to those affected by the violence.  Yet those responsible for the violence continue to enjoy impunity.  The ICC [International Criminal Court] is investigating potential war crimes committed in Colombia after 1 November 2009, however, the Court has to date only prosecuted African cases.

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