The Interior Minister, Guillermo Rivera, said that the approval of the bill that creates the regulation of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace represents a transcendental step for the fulfillment of the truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition to the victims of the conflict.
The Minister of Government stressed that with the decision of the plenary of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the Republic to approve the normative framework of the JEP, the rights of the victims will be guaranteed:
"As of the last few days, once this bill is passed, the JEP will be able to function with full powers and the big winners of this decision are the victims of the armed conflict, because to the extent that the jurisdiction of the Peace can work, decisions can be made and those who will win are the victims who will be recognized and the right to justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition will materialize”, he said.
Regarding the changes approved by the majorities in the Congress, he assured that the Constitutional Court will determine the viability of the same:
“We had expressed from the beginning that this new article that freezes the appearance of the members of the Public Force before the JEP is contrary to the Constitution. The Court will have to make a revision, just at the end of last year; it indicated that the appearance of ex-combatants of the Farc and members of the Public Force had to be obligatory”.
The approved articles include procedural clarifications to safeguard the rights of the victims and pass to the presidential sanction.