Attorney General, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, appointed Martha Janeth Mancera as Interim Deputy Attorney on January 17.


Martha Janeth Mancera received a law degree from Universidad Libre in Bogotá and a master´s degree in criminal law from Universidad Libre in Cali. She majored in constitutional law, criminalistics and forensic sciences at the same faculty.

She joined the Office of the Attorney General in 1993 and she served as a delegate prosecutor before the specialized judges, delegate prosecutor before the circuit judges, sectional director of CTI in Cali, sectional director in Valle del Cauca and director of the Support office in Investigation and Analysis against Organized Crime (Apoyo a la Investigación y Análisis contra la Criminalidad Organizada).

On December 1st, 2017 she was appointed Director of the Special Investigation Unit and she was able to articulate efforts to achieve a 47% regarding clarification of crimes against former combatants and a 52% concerning clarification of violent acts against defenders of human rights.

She was awarded the Enrique Low Murtra medal in recognition of her work. The highest distinction awarded to public servants.