Presentation of the Second Report of the International Observatory on the DDR Process and the Implementation of the Justice and Peace Law, and the Assessment of the Process in 2009
Madrid (Casa de América, Salón Cervantes)
On the 26th of November 2009, CITpax organised an Event in Casa de América (Madrid), to disseminate the Second Report of the CITpax International Observatory in Colombia to follow up and analyse the demobilisation and reintegration process and the Implementation of the Justice and Peace Law.
CITpax has promoted the rapprochement of different positions through gatherings with Colombian and international experts
Following the presentation of the conclusions that the four branches of the Observatory (DDR, Justice, Public Policy and Victims) had reached, a debate took place to consider the results of the process in 2009. The debate counted on the participation of the following guest speakers: The Vice-Minister of Justice, Miguel Ceballos; the Colombian High Counsel for Reintegration and High Commissioner for Peace, Frank Pearl; the President of the Colombian Supreme Court of Justice, Augusto Ibáñez; the Colombian Attorney General, Guillermo Mendoza; the Mayor of Medellin, Alonso Salazar; the representative of National Movement of Victims of State Crimes of Colombia, Iván Cepeda; and the Spanish Magistrate-judge of the High National Court, Baltasar Garzón. The debate was moderated by the Colombian journalist and Director of Radio W, Julio Sánchez Cristo.
Since its inception, CITpax has included among its main projects, accompanying and supporting the demobilisation and reintegration processes, and the investigation and prosecution of the serious crimes committed in Colombia. Within this framework, CITpax has promoted the rapprochement of different positions through gatherings with Colombian and international experts to exchange ideas and consider alternatives and solutions to the arising obstacles, to contribute to the peacebuilding process. Since 2007, CITpax has set up an Office in Colombia where the Observatory is based, to examine the evolution and results of the demobilisation and reintegration processes of the reincorporation of former members of illegal armed groups and the Implementation of the Justice and Peace Law, and to deliver working documents and analytical reports.