Yuste Foundation organises an international seminar that analyses the innovations and challenges that the Colombian process implies as far as transitions towards peace are concerned

The European and Ibero-American Academy of Yuste Foundation organises the International Seminar “The Peace Process and Constitutional Transitions in Colombia” from the 8th to the 9th of October, at the Law Faculty of the University of Extremadura, Cáceres.

Once the Final Agreement between the FARC-EP guerrillas and the Colombian State has been signed, a period of peace construction begins in order to put an end to an armed conflict that has lasted 52 years and has left more than 8 million direct victims behind, among cases of displacement, homicides, forced disappearances, tortures and secrets. The peace process is the first means that intends to include all international standards in terms of transactional justice and entails a significant reform of the Colombian legal order in order to comply with the measures envisaged in the Agreement, including the introduction of a transitory title of the 1991 Constitution and a determination to introduce development in territories that have suffered the abandonment of the State.

This seminar tackles the innovations that the Colombian process implies in the transitions to reach peace as well as the problems and challenges it poses. It will thus count with first level specialists on the matter and with people who actively negotiated in the process.

Some of the participants are: the Magistrate of the Peace Court of Colombia´s Special Jurisdiction for Peace, Alejandro Ramelli Arteaga; the politician, lawyer and legal advisor of the FARC-EP, Enrique Santiago Romero; the international legal expert of the Court of Special Jurisdiction for peace (Colombia) and Magistrate at the Penal Court of the National High Court, José Ricardo de Prada Solaesa; the Director of the Department of Constitutional Law of the Externado  University in Colombia, Magdalena Correa Henao; the Constitutional Law Professor of the University of Extremadura and Research Lecturer at the Externado University of Colombia, Marcos Criado de Diego, and the accredited full Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Extremadura, Julián Chaves Palacios.