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JARAMILLO MARIN, Jefferson and DELGADO BARON, Mariana. "Duty and memory" and "Reasons for oblivion" in the transitional colombian justice. anal.polit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.71, pp. 129-147. ISSN 0121-4705.
Transitional Justice is a field of dispute between philosophical reasons and political alternatives about how to process, in the present, the national past bleeding, and how to configure some policies, toward the future, that serve for not to repeat the horror. The philosophical reasons as well as political alternatives move around a thin line between those who radically defend a "duty of memory" in favor of the victims, and those who agree, even require and reason, on the importance of a certain degree of oblivion in favor of the offenders and the nation. This reflection article wants to contribute to the debate on these two philosophical and political horizons, their impacts in the Colombian case and the possibility of a "reflexive balance" between both.
Keywords : Transitional justice; Colombia; memory; oblivion; politics; right.