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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Acuerdo Final
Record 158

Country :

Colombia

Agreement Title/Name:
Acuerdo Final
Year :
1991
Date Signed :

25 January 1991

Summary :

Signed between the National Government and the Revolutionary Worker?s Party (PRT). This agreement guaranteed participation for the PRT in the National Constitutional Assembly in return for PRT decommissioning. The government undertook to legalise the PRT as a political party and to give it media space to promote itself. Provided for a decree to annul prison sentences for political offences. Agreement included a human rights dimension, and a government commitment to create a nominated Office for the Atlantic Coast to Advise the President on the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights. The government also committed to creating a Government-sponsored Commission. Agreement also provided for: an indigenous police service, a plan for reconciliation and peace, a regional plan for political normalisation and implementation issues.


Parties :
National Govt, Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores (PRT)
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
IX. Provides for creation of Indigenous Police within existing National Police Force
Governance/Democratic Inst :
I. agmt facilitates inclusion of PRT in the National Constituent Assembly, although without voting privileges.
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
V. Govt to amnesty PRT individuals agreed by the parties.
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
Prisoner Release :
V. provides for release of PRT members imprisoned, as included in list agreed by govt and PRT.
Victims :
VII.6. the Foundation for the Support of Families of Victims of Violence are to receive 30 million pesos to attend to the needs of families of victims of PRT violence.
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
VII. Human Rights. Govt to establish an office for the defence of HR for the province of Costa Atlantica which will see to the implementation at the local level of HR commitments made at the national level. Also, govt is to create a Govt Commission on Human rights for the province, to involve a rep of the Episcopal Church and 2 reps of human rights orgs in the province. In Sucre, an office will be created to receive complaints of HR violations in the region.
Human Rights Framework :
VII. Human Rights. Govt to consider proposal by ICRC to send the organization a list of those captured for public order offences.
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
IX. Provides for creation of Indigenous Police within existing National Police Force
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
XI. Politica de Normalizacion: Planes Regionales, B. 4. The indigenous communities of Cauca, Sucre, and Cordoba in the PRT zone of influence, 7. Between the national govt and the PRT, will look for a mechanism to bind the development of the regiones to NGOs and the academic sector.
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
VII.4. decommissioning to be witnessed by members of the National Constituent Assembly and by witnesses appointed by the national govt. XII. Bilaterl Commission to follow all points of agreement, composed of Council for Peace and a delegate of PRT. A Technical Commission to be created to monitor DDR, of same composition. The work of the two Commissions to be coordinated by the National Council for Normalization.
International Community :
VII. Human Rights. Govt to consider proposal by ICRC to send the organization a list of those captured for public order offences.
UN Involvement :
Source :
Diaz Uribe & Villamizar Herrera (1995)


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