The recent Colombian peace negotiations took the art and science of negotiating transitional justice to unprecedented levels of complexity. For decades, the Colombian government fought a bitter insurgency war against FARC guerrilla forces. After protracted negotiations, the two parties reached a peace deal that took account of the rights of victims. As first-hand participants in the talks, and principal advisers to the Colombia government, Mark Freeman and Ivan Orozco offer a unique account of the mechanics through which accountability issues were addressed. Drawing from this case study and other global experiences, Freeman and Orozco offer a comprehensive theoretical and practical conception of what makes the 'devil's dilemma' of negotiating peace with justice implausible but feasible.
Negotiating Transitional Justice: Firsthand Lessons from Colombia and Beyond
Part I. Negotiating Transitional Justice: A Conceptual Framework: 1. General considerations; 2. The role of international law; 3. Elements of practice; 4. Conclusions; Part II. Negotiating Transitional Justice: The Case of Colombia; 5. The context; 6. The experience; 7. Conclusions; Appendix 1: basic information about the Havana negotiation; Appendix 2: the legal framework for peace (2012); Index.