INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL FORUM "New Proposals for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”, Colombia - Julio César Pineda - Moderation - 2
INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL FORUM
"New Proposals for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide”
Moderator Comments – 2
Dr. Julio Cesar Pineda
I think there are just a few comments to make about such an excellent discussion, which we have heard about on several occasions. Anyway, I believe that the final conclusion is, as he said, and as Lenin said, which also goes hand in hand with the first verse of Saint John, when Lenin said that without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement, in the Marxist sense, of course. But in Saint John it says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word became flesh." Meaning that all of this ideology, both good and bad, begins with the political, educational and psychological approach of the media.
And there is a lot of new talk in Latin America about those totalitarianisms disguised as democracies, where they preach exactly what Carl Schmitt said.
Criminal law is applied, criminal law for the enemy, or criminal law for the inhuman, because even criminal law cannot be applied to some, because they are not people. I believe that this lesson is extremely important, and the Embassy has programs specifically geared towards education for peace. And Dr. Soto has talked about this, about how the Convention itself requires schools and universities to study it. Even the Armed Forces, nowadays with Humanitarian Law, it is critical for people everywhere to be familiar with it.
I believe this is an extraordinary contribution; as Humberto Eco said, “There is no text without context,” and context is fundamental for understanding the terrible history of genocide.
Now we go back to the more legal side of the Criminal Court, which will be presented by the magistrate from Mexico, who will speak specifically about the competence of the International Criminal Court when it comes to the crime of genocide. Dr. Martin Ubaldo Mariscal Rojas, Federal Magistrate of the Federal Judiciary.