In the Republic of Colombia, issues with the justice system result in many individuals being imprisoned without cause and a failure to find real justice for victims of crime. The justice system is not as independent as it should be and is frequently influenced by politics and the media. Those judged under the Colombian justice system are not innocent until they are proven guilty and loose laws around pre-trial detention mean accused individuals can be imprisoned without trial.
Speculation in the media or political infighting can be enough to condemn citizens to jail, and the administrative failings of Colombia's justice system means that it can take years for these individuals to be found innocent and released.
This website has been created by a group of academics, researchers and individuals concerned about the lack of fairness, efficiency and independence in the justice system in this country. The hope is that by raising awareness of the issues, we can contribute to a brighter and more just future for Colombia and its citizens.