June 11, 2015

Colombia: Hopes High for Truth Commission

Victims of the five-decade long armed conflict in Colombia are hopeful that recently announced creation of a Truth Commission will bring justice and pace the way for reconciliation.

The indigenous, peasant, and Afro-descendant participants in the Agrarian Summit insist that in addition to the rebels, there are others who must bare responsibility for the conflict and whose actions must be addressed by the Truth Commission.

But not everyone is in agreement with the idea of a Truth Commission, and both the country's Inspector General and former president Alvaro Uribe have expressed their reservations.

The commission, which will not be endowed with judicial authority, will begin its activities once a final peace agreement has been signed. Natalia Margarita reports from Bogota.


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