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Justice, Peace, and Politics in the Creation of a Lasting Peace in Colombia's Marginalised Regions

The project "Justice, Peace, and Politics in the Creation of a Lasting Peace in Colombia's Marginalised Regions" examines Colombia's transformation in the course of the peace process with the FARC and focuses in particular on the impact of the transitional justice process on (violent and political) actors in Colombia. This project is carried out jointly with the LAC's CONPEACE research network and is supported by a seed grant from the Oxford Berlin Research Partnership (Ox-Ber). The aim of the project is to understand the security challenges of the transition from war to peace in Colombia.

With this in mind, this project examines the changes in the security landscape that accompany the transition from war to peace. In particular, it examines:

1. How the restructuring - rather than disappearance - of violent non-state groups that takes place during such transitions affects issues related to security, order and (non-state) governance.

2. the implications for ethics and norms in contexts where the line between armed conflict and organised crime is increasingly blurred;

3. how historical turning points such as the end of the armed conflict between Colombia and the FARC are relevant to and influenced by broader geopolitical changes and the evolving security landscape in the world.

Drawing on a wide range of perspectives, including marginalised communities, indigenous, Afro-Colombian and other civil society actors, guerrillas, former combatants, displaced persons, military and police officials, government officials and NGOs, and UN staff, the project explores how the Colombian security architecture needs to adapt to these changes in order to promote security in Colombia and internationally.

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