Interview with The Hon. Sergio Jaramillo Caro, Vice Minister of Defence in Colombia
31-12-2008 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 872
The Honourable Sergio Jaramillo Caro is Vice Minister of Defence in Colombia. Prior to this, he held several diplomatic and governmental positions, including adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (where he was in charge of diplomacy for peace), Political Counsellor of the Embassy of Colombia in France, and Adviser for Political and Strategic Affairs of the Ministry of Defence.
From 2004 to 2006, he also served as director of the Ideas for Peace Foundation in Bogota. Mr. Jaramillo Caro studied Philosophy and Philology at Trinity College and the University of Oxford, holds an M. Phil in philosophy from Cambridge University and was a doctoral candidate in Greek at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.
The interview was conducted on 11 December 2008 by Toni Pfanner, Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of the Red Cross, Nils Melzer, legal adviser at the ICRC and principal author of Interpretive Guidance on the Notion of Direct Participation in Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law, and Kathleen Gibson, assistant editor of the Review.