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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
Database - Record for : Agreement of the Tripartite Meeting
Record 252

Country :

El Salvador

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement of the Tripartite Meeting
Year :
Date Signed :

8 September 1993

Summary :

Agreed on collection of weapons and property of the Armed Forces of El Salvador (AFES) held by civilians or retired military personnel and agreed to abstain from using the AFES as preventive measure or in ordinary course of events for the maintenance of public security. Provided for gradual winding down of the National Police, closure of the National Police Academy, and the dissolution of the Fiscal Battalion and on further measures to guarantee the civilian character of the PNC. UN Secretary General to present report to Security Council on compliance with recommendations of the Truth Commission. Agreement also reached on economic and social matters, including transfer of lands and implementation of reintegration programmes; the assignment of television and radio frequencies to FMLN; electoral matters and funding. Also provided for publication of Doctrine of AFES, and issue of customs duty-free permits for the importation of vehicles for the FMLN. Not really an agreement. This document reflects the current and agreed situation with respect to outstanding unresolved issues (see 'UN role') esp. land transfer, and the position of ONUSAL with respect to some of them, further to a meeting on 08/09/1993.

Parties :
Govt of El Salvador, FMLN, ONUSAL (in attendance at this tripartite meeting)
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
C. parties commit to put into effect the recommendations of the Truth Commission
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
Not Applicable
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
B.4. Govt commits to wind down existing police force by Sept 30; reaffirms civilian character of the new police service and committing not to attempt incorporating active or retired military personnel into the new service; B.7. Govt commits to institute an aptitude and sufficiency exam for FMLN former combatants who do not meet the academic entry requirements
Refugees/Land :
D.9 further agreements on transfer of land, govt commits to formulate an operational plan to resolve existing operational and mechanical problems of the land transfer
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
B.7. Grant to COPAZ's sub commission of the new police service a consultative role in the important decisions in the development of the service and the training academy; C.8 Secretary General will present an appraisal of the state of compliance of TRC recommendations to the UNSC in the near future; D.9 CEA, Committee of Supervision and Implementation, ONUSAL as scrutineer and the Land Commission of the FMLN continue to exercise their respective functions; F.13 President to hold meeting with Secretary Generals of the political parties and the Magistrates of the TSE (electoral commission) in order to expedite the process
International Community :
G.14 'Economic assistance has been less than predicted and has arrived very slowly.'
UN Involvement :
ONUSAL (in attendance at this tripartite meeting); Preamble cites UNSC doc (presented 16/07/1993) setting out 15 key negotiation points as the 'guiding doc' for the bilateral negotiations, to which a further 4 points were added by the parties; C.8 Secretary General will present an appraisal of the state of compliance of TRC recommendations to the UNSC in the near future; G.14 The Secretary General continues to support the efforts of the govt to obtain the required sources.
Source :
On file with author

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