The Monumental Task of Bringing Truth, Justice and Non-Repetition To a Fractured Colombia
The Washington Office on Latin America, US Institute for Peace, Latin America Working Group, Center for Justice and International Law, Colombia Human Rights Committee, International Institute for Race and Equality, and Inter-American Dialogue invite you.

Colombia’s Commission on Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition began its mandate to report on Colombia’s 52-year civil conflict on November 29, 2018. The 11-member commission and its Ethnic Division represented a victory for Colombia’s minorities who have suffered disproportionate violence and discrimination. Two of the Commissioners, Patricia Tobón Yagarí (Embera) and Angela Salazar (Afro-Colombian), will present on the Commission’s work to date. In order to guarantee that the ethnic perspective is fully integrated into the transitional justice system, ethnic minorities within the system organized an Ethnic Commission. This Commission organized a consultation process at the regional level with Afro-Colombian, indigenous and rom communities in order to guarantee that their view is integrated into their work. The panelists will discuss the important regional work done by the Truth Commission, its methodology and how they are advancing in spite of budget cuts and other obstacles.


Event Details:
Monday, April 29, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
1666 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20009


Patricia Tobón Yagarí
Commissioner, Ethnic Commission on Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition
Angela Sálazar
Commissioner, Ethnic Commission on Truth, Coexistence, and Non-Repetition
Sonia Londoño Niño
Director of Ethnic Community Division
Moderated by
Adam Isacson
Director for Defense Oversight, WOLA



Simultaneous translation from Spanish to English will be made available