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CELAC welcomes agreement signed by Colombian government and the FARC-EP

celac reunionThe Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) welcomed the agreement on transitional justice signed by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) this Wednesday in Havana, as part of the peace process seeking to put an end to the armed conflict in the country.

In a statement released this Thursday on the Ecuadoran Foreign Ministry’s website and cited by AVN, CELAC Foreign Ministers noted “these agreements are also the basis for the consolidation of peace on the continent in accordance with the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, adopted in Havana, Cuba on January 28 and 29, 2014.”

The agreement envisages the creation of a special jurisdiction to build a process of stable and lasting peace that guarantees the rights of victims and contributes to reparation. This jurisdiction will include chambers of justice and a court, which will work together with the Truth Commission, in order to investigate, prosecute and convict those involved in crimes committed during the armed conflict.


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