Certification in Special Jurisdiction for Peace – JEP – Procedures

The Constitutional Law Department offers this program for those interested in strengthening their knowledge on this subject.

The Special Jurisdiction For Peace (JEP) faces the challenge of implementing the Justice component of the Integrated System of Truth, Justice, Reparation, and Non-Repetition created in the Final Agreement to End the Conflict and Establish a Stable and Long-lasting Peace, between the national Government and the FARC-EP, through effective procedures protecting victims’ rights and those under this jurisdiction.

* Duration: 90 hours

* Class sessions: Weekly (Fridays and Saturdays), 10 hours each, for a total of 9 sessions.

* Start date: May 10, 2019

* Cost: COP 2,000,000

Academic program and topics

1. General theory of the process and transitional justice

· General theory of the process

· Principles and applicability to transitional justice

· Rules and applicability to transitional justice

· Good faith and procedural loyalty and their impact on transitional justice

· Principle of equality, arms equality, and their impact on transitional justice

· Principle of judicial economy and its impact on transitional justice

· Procedural impulse and its impact on transitional justice

· Substantive law prevalence and its impact on transitional justice

· Principle of congruence and its incidence in transitional justice

· Charges and evidence evaluation and their impact on transitional justice

2. Procedures

· Judicial and extrajudicial procedures and their impact on transitional justice

· Transitional justice and peace procedure: strengths and weaknesses

· Procedures in International Criminal Courts

3. Procedural acts and applicability in the transitional justice context

· Openings

· Competencies

· Communications to parties

· Process instruction

· Procedural charges

· Victims’ hearings and the right to truth and justice

· Disciplinary powers of the judge and the right to justice

· Resources

· judged vs. revision

· Remission rules: normative remission in the absence of established standards in the JEP procedure

4. Transitional justice testing procedures

· Burden of proof and the right to the truth

· Burden of proof and the right to justice

· Dynamic proof and the right to truth and justice

· Context as evidence?

· Systematic, patterns, practices, and assessment

· Types of proof valuation

· Testimony and its valuation in State, ordinary, and transitional processes

· Documentary evidence and valuation in State, ordinary, and transitional processes

· Forensic evidence and its valuation in State, ordinary, and transitional processes

· Indications and presumptions and their valuation in State, ordinary, and transitional processes

· Inspections and its valuation in State, ordinary, and transitional processes

5. Procedure integration:

· Supplementary applicability, when and what is the process?

· Supplementary applicability of the Justice and Peace Law

· Supplementary applicability of the Criminal Procedure Code

· Supplementary applicability of the General Process Code

Module goal: the specific objective is for participants to understand that, when facing gaps in the JEP procedure, other systems can be applied.

Non-contentious procedures

6. Truth

· The right to the truth as a judicial component

· Voluntary versions and evaluation

· Victims appearances, confrontation, and protection in hearings

· Conflict between version and facts

7. Amnesties and pardons:

· Procedures and hearings

· Preliminary assessment

· Procedural acts

8. Definition of legal situations:

· Procedures and hearings

· Preliminary assessment

· Procedural acts

· Precautionary measures: Object, purpose, proportionality, and temporality

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