Source: (2013) International Criminal Law Review. 13:211-247.

How could Colombia deal with the overwhelming cmelty of mass atrocities committed during its ongoing conflict? This article intends to thorougfily explain the strategies implemented in Colombia to deal vnth the issues of transitional justice in an ongoing conflict and to illustrate the state of the art of the approaches to justice. In order to do so, we vdU show the hmits of the retributive justice approach at both the national and the intemational level and propose the apphcabUity ofthe restorative justice approach in deahngv^dth mass victimisation. This debate becomes even more complex due to the shadow of the Intemationaf Criminal Court (ICC), which has exerted great influence in implementing a dominant retributive oriented approach to the expenses of other ways of doing justice. (authors' abstract)