The Observatory on the JEP
monitors and follows up on the operation and functioning of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace -JEP-. It is a tool built by the Colombian Commission of Jurists with the aim of offering victims and civil society up-to-date information on the processes being carried out by the JEP, and useful inputs for litigation and advocacy before it.

  The Observatory
carries out its work under an approach of guarantees to the rights of victims in the proceedings carried out before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace.  

The guarantees of the participation and reparation of the victims are cross-cutting axes of the analyzes carried out by the Observatory, and the decisions or events related to the operation of the JEP are valued from international human rights law.

In turn, the Observatory attaches particular importance to the gender approach as a guiding principle for the operation of the JEP. For this reason, it develops specific analyzes on the decisions and events that generate advances or setbacks in the recognition of the rights of victims of gender-based violence in the framework of the armed conflict.


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Overall objective

Offer victims and civil society updated information on the processes being carried out by the JEP and useful inputs for litigation and advocacy before the JEP.

Specific objectives

  • Analyze the decisions of the JEP in light of international human rights law.
  • Analyze the processes and decisions developed by Congress and the Courts that affect the operation of the JEP in light of international human rights law.
  • Generate spaces for public debate on the advances, setbacks and challenges identified in the operation of the JEP.

The Colombian Commission of Jurists is a non-governmental human rights organization, with consultative status before the United Nations, a subsidiary of the International Commission of Jurists (based in Geneva), and the Andean Commission of Jurists (based in Lima).

We started our activities on May 2, 1988 and obtained legal status by resolution 1060 of August 18, 1988 from the Mayor of Bogotá. In accordance with our mandate, we seek through legal means, and in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, the full respect in Colombia of human, civil and political, economic, social and cultural rights, as well as the humanitarian law, understood in an indivisible and interdependent way, and we also strive for the development of international norms, mechanisms and institutions that protect human rights throughout the world. We conceive human rights as a value in itself, which cannot be subordinated to other purposes.