Managing Testimony and Administrating Victims

Colombia’s Transitional Scenario under the Justice and Peace Act

  • Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero

Part of the Memory Politics and Transitional Justice book series (MPTJ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero
    Pages 27-43
  3. Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero
    Pages 45-97
  4. Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero
    Pages 99-112
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 113-130

About this book


This book analyzes the implementation of Law 975 in Colombia, known as the Justice and Peace Law, and proposes a critical view of the transitional scenario in Colombia from 2005 onwards. The author analyzes three aspects of the law: 1) The process of negotiation with paramilitary groups; 2) The constitution of the Group Memoria Histórica (Historic Memory) in Colombia and 3) The process of a 2007 law that was finally not passed. The book contains interviews with key actors in the justice and peace process in Colombia. The author analyses the contradictions, tensions, ambiguities and paradoxes that define the practices of such actors. This book highlights that a critical view of this kind of transitional scenario is indispensable to determine steps towards a just and peaceful society.

Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of the Andes, Colombia. He holds an M.A. in Social Anthropology and a Ph.D. in Social Sciences. His research focuses on the intersections of body, suffering, and political violence. Aranguren is author of Cuerpos al límite: tortura, subjetividad y memoria en Colombia(2016) and Las inscripciones de la guerra en el cuerpo de los jóvenes combatientes (2011). 


Colombia Justice Peace Conflict Testimony Victims

Authors and affiliations

  • Juan Pablo Aranguren Romero
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de PsicologíaUniversidad de los AndesBogotáColombia

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