Colombia’s Transitional Justice Mechanism Uses Public Transport to Spread Message


A recent campaign by Colombia’s Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) has plastered quotes from victims of Colombia’s armed conflict, as well as conflict-related phrases, figures, and statistics all over public transportation systems across the country. 

Advertisements can be found in the main public transport networks of Medellín, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cali, and Barranquilla.

The JEP is a state-funded institution that was born out of requirements put in place by the 2016 peace agreement with FARC rebels. Its objective is to investigate and sanction some of the most serious crimes that occurred during Colombia’s armed conflict, beyond the borders of Colombia’s justice system. The JEP’s mission is also to provide the right to the truth for conflict victims and their families, with the ultimate goal of preventing similar events from happening again. 

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