Kofi Annan pronuncia la conferencia inaugural

En su conferencia inaugural, Kofi Annan reflexionó sobre las cesiones de todo tipo que siempre comporta un proceso de paz. Sin embargo, recalcó que, a corto o a largo plazo, no se puede ceder en materia de justicia para alcanzar la paz.

Mr. Kofi Annan Delivers Keynote Address

Mr. Kofi Annan, in his Keynote Address to conference participants this morning, reflected on the compromises and trade-offs that must accompany a peace process. However, he stressed that justice cannot be traded for peace – in the short or long term.

“From my own experience with countries as different as Rwanda, Bosnia and Timor-Leste, we have learnt that justice is not an impediment to peace, it is an essential partner.”

David Tolbert inaugura la conferencia en Bogotá sobre comisiones de la verdad y procesos de paz

En presencia del presidente colombiano Juan Manuel Santos y del ex secretario general de la ONU Kofi Annan, el presidente del ICTJ, David Tolbert, inauguró la conferencia “Comisiones de la verdad y procesos de paz: experiencias internacionales y lecciones para Colombia”.

David Tolbert opens Bogota conference on truth commissions and peace processes

With Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in attendance, ICTJ President David Tolbert opened the conference “Truth Commissions and Peace Processes: International Experiences and Lessons for Colombia”.

In his opening remarks Tolbert stressed that in Colombia those who have suffered human rights abuses have the right to know the truth and they also, rightly, have strong reasons to expect and demand that a new social arrangement will at least recognize their plight and address their injuries.

David Tolbert: "Colombia Should Take Advantage of the Momentum and Create a Truth Commission"

Ahead of the conference ICTJ and the Kofi Annan Foundation are hosting next Wednesday in Bogotá, ICTJ President David Tolbert spoke to leading Colombian news magazine Revista Semana about plans for official truth seeking in Colombia on violations committed during the country’s internal armed conflict. The interview covered some of the opportunities and challenges that a future official truth commission might face – and considered why the search for truth is so important to victims and Colombian society as whole.

El ICTJ y la Fundación Kofi Annan organizan una conferencia en Colombia sobre experiencias internacionales de las comisiones de la verdad surgidas de procesos de paz

El próximo 25 de febrero, el Centro Internacional para la Justicia Transicional y la Fundación Kofi Annan celebrarán en Bogotá una conferencia que reunirá en tres mesas redondas a reconocidos expertos internacionales y nacionales para reflexionar sobre las lecciones aprendidas de las comisiones de la verdad que han surgido de procesos de paz alrededor del mundo.