Law, pandemics, and pathologization of violence: memories at war for the inevitability of the avoidable

In times of inevitability violence derived from armed conflicts could be highlighted or hid. Colombia is living the worst intersectional violence in a long time, sharpened by the Covid-19. In this session, I will discuss how turbulent times bound to a discourse of public health could contribute to invisibilize different kinds of victims of the Colombian armed conflict. To achieve this purpose, I am going to use legal history to describe some experiences of pandemics and public hygiene in Colombia, where the magnitude of the crisis condemned the victims of the historical armed conflict to live in the past and to forget any expectation of reparation.