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The Colombian conundrum: transitional injustice and beyond

Radhakrishnan, Lakshana and Mahaseth, Harsh (2016) The Colombian conundrum: transitional injustice and beyond. LSE Human Rights Blog (12 Aug 2016). Website.

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The fall of the last major leftist insurgency in Latin America might finally give the Colombians some cause for happiness. It seems that the world’s longest running civil war will soon be brought to an end after a bilateral ceasefire was signed between President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Timoleón Jiménez alias “Timochenko”. This deal was signed with the presence of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban-ki Moon, the Presidents of Cuba, Venezuela and Chile, and the Norwegian Foreign Minister. The accord has been hailed as a tremendous milestone in the history of Colombia and it is perceived by many Colombian citizens as the peaceful culmination of the era of strife and violence which they were born into. But a final peace deal is yet to be negotiated or put to a referendum. While pessimists have written-off the current peace deal, some sections believe that concrete steps beyond mere handshakes can and will be taken.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2017 12:59
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 08:50

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