Latin America: new podcast “Forced Absences” available in Spanish

This year, the ICJ launched its podcast series “Forced Absences” about cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Latin America, produced by La No Ficción Agencia, and available on the main internet audio platforms.

The series, produced as part of the project “Promoting justice for extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in Colombia, Guatemala and Peru”, supported by the European Union and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, include four episodes focused on the victims’ struggle to achieve justice in cases of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Colombia, Guatemala and Peru, as well as the ICJ’s recommendations to address these serious human rights violations and promote justice in these cases.

The podcast aims, among other things, to bring the general public closer to the lived experienced and the stories of the victims of these crimes, and to illustrate how the lack of justice that gives rise to impunity in each case deepens their suffering. The episodes also feature the participation of legal experts from different countries, such as Carlos Rivera from Peru, Claudio Nash from Chile, and Alejandra Garzón and German Romero from Colombia.

All four episodes are available in Spanish here:

-Episode 1: The disappearances of the Central University of Peru

-Episode 2: Social mobilization and police abuse in Colombia and Latin America

-Episode 3: Diario Militar de Guatemala: more than three decades seeking justice

-Episode 4: The Justice Palace’s siege and the Special Jurisdiction for Peace: a threat of impunity



Carolina Villadiego Burbano, Legal Advisor for Latin America. Email:

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