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Silke Pfeiffer was the Colombia/Andes director for the International Crisis Group in Bogotá from 2010 to 2013. Previously she led the Americas Department at Transparency International. She has consulted for numerous international development organisations on governance and conflict matters and taught at the universities of Chile and Potsdam (Germany).

Research areas:  Latin America and the Caribbean

Publications

Building up a peace infrastructure for Colombia: lessons from implementing the Victims Law
Bridge_in_Colombia_Tierradentro_by Graham Styles_Wikimedia_CC BY 2.0 Silke Pfeiffer 22 October 2015
Whether a potential peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia will translate into the necessary transformations on the ground will depend, among other things, on the quality and legitimacy of its implementation system. more  
Territorial peacebuilding in Colombia: the opportunity to do what has not been achieved before?
Escalera by Gabriel Vasquez with CC licence from Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Silke Pfeiffer 10 July 2015
In the context of the current negotiations to end the armed conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, territorial peacebuilding has become the catchword for doing what has not been achieved in decades. more  
Transitional justice for rank-and-file combatants in Colombia: insights from Law no. 1424
Oranges_Riot Aftermath by Matt Lemmon with CC licence from flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/mplemmon/1659516190/in/photolist-3wDsm7-8mU1h4-3wDrMW-aAaJ8X Silke Pfeiffer 25 February 2015
This report looks at a crucial, yet often overlooked problem: a solution for rank-and-file members of armed groups. more  
Sealing a Colombian peace deal: challenges of citizen ratification
espera y esperanzas by Marisali with CC License from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/marisali/2242672399/in/photolist-4qbhnv-7PFNPq-7PBQ7e-25ZaZN-4rDDwB-4qfkim-4qbhec-4qbhjv-4qfkZu-4qbhtB-4DvdgD-7PCk5X-4GNo76-4qfkT5-4qo4uy-4qbhAg-7PC4yP-51x5gc-4DoJ1X-4qbhCV-4GSxBA-pojg5Y-7PxMPD-7PBLGu-7PxMRD-4rHEym-8kRjRX-51X2uJ-4rmhrW-4DzjJA-4Dvc1r-56ythC-4Dvuwp-8kTUyA-4qnXf6-4rh8cc-4Hf5Xy-59Hv9P-7PxMTg-7PBLJo-4fa5mg-87mx8x-4qbh8H-4vC1jQ-4vC1jJ-4GSxTY-4DsZoW-27BMxT-4DzCmb-2bdF6h Silke Pfeiffer 20 November 2014
While a peace agreement between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the Colombian government seems to be within reach, a number of substantial and procedural issues might still cause controversies. One such topic is the question of how a potential peace agreement should be ratified. Both parties have made clear that r... more  

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