In November 2016, the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed an agreement to end over half a century of armed conflict. One year on, several areas of the peace agreement have yet to be implemented, particularly on land reform, and politically-motivated violence continues to impact civil society. The State has failed to implement measures to guarantee security stipulated in the agreement. While the FARC has given in its weapons and transformed into a legal political party, almost 30 of its members and 11 relatives have been murdered since peace was signed, in addition to over 120 social and political activists killed so far in 2017. With presidential elections scheduled in 2018, what does the future hold for Colombia?
Join us for a special meeting on key developments and challenges in the Colombian peace process.
Enrique Santiago – Legal Adviser in the Colombian Peace Process and architect of the Peace Agreement’s ground-breaking Transitional Justice Mechanism
Mariela Kohon – Director of Justice for Colombia and International Adviser to the FARC in the peace process
Mark Burton – Human Rights lawyer representing FARC prisoner Simón Trinidad, held in the US since 2004
Mick Whelan – General Secretary, ASLEF and Chair, Justice for Colombia
Tuesday 21st November, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Discus Room, Unite House
128 Theobald’s Road
London WC1X 8TN
You can register online for tickets but these are limited:
Other tickets will be available on the door on a first-come-first-served basis.
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