Columbia Peace Accords
October 18, 2016

Columbia Peace Accords

An Exceptional Commitment to the Columbia Peace Accords

Luis Moreno Ocampo discusses new demands for peace accords in Colombia. Half of the Colombians who voted in the referendum on the previous agreement wanted more to be done to demobilize the FARC. Community work and regional confinement as an alternative to penalties were not enough. The public demanded jail time and that guerrilla leaders could not be elected to political office. In this process they are helping to define a world standard that was previously unknown.

Article excerpt:

“Hay nuevas exigencias para los acuerdos de paz en Colombia. La mitad de los colombianos que votaron quiere más justicia para desmovilizar a las FARC. No les parece suficiente el trabajo comunitario, la tarea de desminado y las restricciones a estar confinados en un lugar específico como penas alternativas. Reclaman cárcel y que los líderes guerrilleros no puedan ser elegidos para cargos políticos. Están marcando un estándar mundial que no se conocía.”

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