Professor Reyes & InterAmerican Court


Professor Ana María Reyes participated as expert witness in the case Bedoya and Other Vs. Colombia in the Inter-American Court. This landmark case is the first to condemn a State for its complicity in the use of sexual violence as weapon of war. Reyes’s report focused on the importance of resignifing sites of atrocity into sites of conscience and argued for the repurposing of the penitentiary where many clandestine operations of the armed conflict took place.

The Inter-American Court sentenced the State of Colombia to create and finance the Research Center “No Es Hora de Callar” as a measure of symbolic reparation for the journalist Jineth Bedoya. This is unprecedented for the Inter-American system.