Thursday, September 24, 2015

Colombia FARC Agrees to New Court System

Colombia: FARC Agrees To New Court System

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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.