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Colombia's Senate approves peace tribunals for ex-rebels (16.11.2017)

Colombia's Senate has backed a law to regulate transitional justice under the country's peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, including special tribunals that will try guerrilla leaders for war crimes. The law, approved late on Wednesday, is considered the cornerstone of an agreement signed last...

Haiti prepares to introduce its revived military (15.11.2017)

More than two decades after Haiti’s leader disbanded its army, with its history of violent coups, the Caribbean nation is about to unveil a reconstituted military. … The United Nations and foreign governments, including the United States, discouraged Haiti from reviving its army. Instead, they...

EU removes Colombia’s demobilized FARC rebels from terror list (13.11.2017)

[…] The decision followed a unanimous vote by the EU’s foreign ministers, who were instructed by ambassadors of the Union’s 28 member countries to make the removal final.

UN 'will walk with Haiti' on path towards sustainable development, senior official pledges (05.11.2017)

[…] The high-level delegation was dispatched by Secretary-General António Guterres to reaffirm the commitment of the United Nations to the Haitian people in a “new spirit of partnership.”

Farc leader Timochenko to run for president (01.11.2017)

The leader of the demobilised Farc rebel group has announced he will run for president in 2018.

Colombia decrees bombing of FARC dissidents (31.10.2017)

Colombia’s defense minister has issued a decree that allows the military to bomb groups formed by former FARC guerrillas, newspaper El Tiempo reported Tuesday. Directive 37 includes the FARC dissident groups on a list of illegal armed groups that are considered a threat to national security, rather...

Colombia’s ELN and government open public participation in peace talks (30.10.2017)

[…] The current round of the peace talks are scheduled to last until December 15, with the goal of reaching an agreement on society’s participation in the overall negotiation and implementation process.

UN expresses concern over failures in FARC reintegration process (21.10.2017)

Failures in the reintegration part of Colombia’s peace process pose a risk to society and threaten a peace deal with FARC guerrillas signed almost a year ago, a senior United Nations official told press.

Colombia’s armed groups battle for the spoils of peace – ICG report (19.10.2017)

Colombia’s 2016 peace accord has brought over 10,000 FARC fighters to the cusp of civilian life, but in their wake rival armed groups are battling for control of vacated territory and lucrative coca crops. In order to roll back booming drug production and expanding non-state groups, the Colombian...

New UN mission in Haiti launched (16.10.2017)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the establishment Monday of the UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).