Tag: peace process
Truth-seeking in Peace Processes: Addressing Colonial Roots of Internal Conflict
—Armi Beatriz E. Bayot, University of Oxford Faculty of Law [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] In negotiating intrastate peace agreements, an important threshold that needs to be crossed by the conflict parties is addressing the meta-conflict, i.e.,
The Colombian Constitutional Court Rules that the Peace Agreement is Mandatory for Three Presidential Terms
–Gonzalo Ramírez-Cleves, Externado University, Bogotá On October 11, the Colombian Constitutional Court issued an important decision that will help to stabilize the peace agreement between the government and the FARC-EP guerrilla group, while maintaining a key role for constitutional supervision over the process.
Courts and Public Opinion: The Colombian Peace Process and the Substitution of the Constitution Doctrine
—Jorge González-Jácome, Universidad de los Andes Bogotá After many failed attempts to achieve peace since the 1980s, the Colombian government and the rebel group, FARC, sat down in Havana in 2012 to start a new round of peace talks. Four years later, the two parts have reached a 297-page agreement to finish a five-decade-old armed conflict.