Colombia: Peace Without Justice Not Sustainable


Colombia’s half-century-long internal armed conflict has had a devastating impact on civilians. Thousands have been killed, forcibly disappeared, kidnapped, and subject to sexual violence, and more than 4 million have been internally displaced.

Colombia will only achieve sustainable peace by protecting victims’ right to justice, Human Rights Watch said today in advance of peace talks between the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas. The talks will begin in Oslo on October 17, 2012.