The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) have kicked off our four event Collaborative Series focused on Colombia’s Truth Commission.
The first panel of our ongoing series on the Truth Commission examined the Ethnic Chapter of the Commission’s final report. During the panel we spoke with Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Truth Commissioners as well as ethnic civil society leaders who are spearheading efforts to integrate a differentiated approach to the country’s transitional justice system including a comprehensive, antiracist focus. The panel considered how the historical violence faced by these groups intersects with the impact of the armed conflict and went into potential next steps required to fulfill the recommendations made by the Ethnic Chapter of the Truth Commission.
Stay tuned for three more upcoming webinars included in this series.