WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
21 Nov 2016 | Commentary

International Civil Society Organizations Call for Colombians to Reach and Approve a Final Accord

In the aftermath of the narrow “no” vote against the peace accords signed by the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas, WOLA and other international civil society organizations signed a letter urging the Colombian government, FARC and Colombian society to finalize and approve an accord which has the well-being and perspectives of victims at its core. The letter underscores the determined efforts of broad sectors of Colombian society to find a path to peace and additionally commends the constructive actions of the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas and their willingness to persevere to reach a negotiated settlement that can end fifty years of brutal war.

The letter salutes the “willingness of negotiators to listen to and incorporate the perspectives of victims of all walks of life and of all armed actors—including victims of the guerrillas, paramilitaries, and the Colombian armed forces.”

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