Colombia: Amicus Brief on Compliance of Special Jurisdiction for Peace Act with International Law

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A joint amicus brief was filed on 26 July 2017 in the Constitutional Court of Colombia by Lawyers Without Borders Canada with the support of LRWC, Global Rights Compliance and the Laval University Clinic of International and Humanitarian Law. The Amicus Brief examines the compliance of the proposed Special Jurisdiction for Peace Act, with Colombia’s international obligations, and pays particular attention to the way in which the proposed bill may limit the criminal liability of commanding officers for international crimes presumably committed by troops under their authority.

Read the full version in Spanish here.