Colombia: FARC Agrees To New Court System
The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Sept. 23 reached an agreement to create a transitional justice mechanism consisting of a court that would hear all cases related to the insurgency, El Tiempo reported. The court will be composed of a sentencing and a judging chamber. The first chamber will hear cases in which those accused of a crime accept their responsibility, and the second will hear cases in which the accused do not accept responsibility for their actions. The transitional justice agreement is a key step toward an eventual peace deal ending Colombia's FARC insurgency.