"Without application of the amnesty and without the release of those members or collaborators of FARC entitled to Amnesty under the Final Agreement, it is irresponsible to pretend to demand that weapons be laid down. FARC are showing a commitment to the peace process which is more explicit and effective than that expressed by several state institutions." Semana
Command responsibility defines, "The responsibility of superiors for the crimes of their subordinates if the superiors do not fulfill their obligation to supervise them adequately. The basis of the superior's responsibility lies in international humanitarian law. The criminalization of the absence of supervision dates back to a famous case that took place after World War II against the Japanese commander in the Philippines, Mr. Yamashita." Semana
Some twenty retired generals are working on a letter to send the president asking him to excludefrom the Special Jurisdiction for Peace the concept of international criminal justice and the responsibility for commanders of serious crimes. El Espectador
Retired General Henry Torres is one of 22 generals who are investigated over the mass killing of civilians that cost the lives of an estimated 4,000 civilians, mainly while former President Alvaro Uribe was in office and particularly when current President Juan Manuel Santos was defense minister. Some 24,400 state officials and some 12,500 civilians will have to appear before the transitional justice system for war-related crimes. Between 6,200 and 20,000 FARC members will also appear before this court. Colombia Reports
The presiding judge of the hall, Eugenio Fernández Carlier, made the announcement "making it clear that the committee will establish its own rules and will have autonomy and independence for its work". Caracol Radio.