Friday, February 26, 2016

Colombian reform law upheld

The Constitutional Court of Colombia has upheld a measure that reform's the country's military justice law. A challenge to an earlier reform law had been rejected on procedural grounds. The new measure does not provide blanket immunity for soldiers involved in so-called "false positives," the term used for extrajudicial executions. Crimes committed by soldiers, such as murder and offenses against the protection of information and data, including against civilians, may be tried by military courts.

According to the report cited above, the vote was 5-4, but this article reports that only one justice dissented.

Check here for Global Military Justice Reform contributor Christina Cerna's earlier post on the case.

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