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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Agreement on the Basis for the Legal Integration of the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca
Record 284

Country :

Guatemala

Agreement Title/Name:
Agreement on the Basis for the Legal Integration of the Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca
Year :
1996
Date Signed :

12/12/1996

Summary :

Enabled the establishment of a joint government/URNG ?Integration Commission? and contained provisions to be included in a National Reconciliation Act.


Parties :
Govt of Guatemala, URNG
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Not Applicable
Women :
12. reintegration program will treat women- amongst others- as requiring specific priority attention
Amnesty :
20. Extinction of criminal liability: 'With a view to promoting national reconciliation, without neglecting the need to combat impunity, the National Reconciliation Act shall contain a clause allowing URNG members to be integrated into lawful life; 21. Political Crimes: extinction of criminal liability for political crimes committed in the armed conflict up to the date on which the National Reconciliation Act enters into force, and 22. extinguish liability for related common crimes, and 23. extinction of criminal liability in respect of persons who were involved in the internal armed combat owing to institutional mandates, BUT 24. the above does not relate to crimes which, under domestic or intl law, are imprescriptable
Past Mechanism :
18. 'The right to know the truth': govt to sponsor National Reconciliation Act instructing the Clarification Commission to devise means whereby the truth about the period of the armed conflict may be known and acknowledged, so as not to be repeated
Prisoner Release :
Not Applicable
Victims :
Not Applicable
Criminal Justice Reform :
Not Applicable
National Human Rights Inst :
19. state shall assign to a state body the duty to make reparation and/or assistance to victims of human rights violations
Human Rights Framework :
Not Applicable
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
44. During the initial integration stage, the Special Integration Commission shall promote appropriate housing conditions for URNG members who require it in order to carry out the corresponding subprogrammes and projects, with special emphasis on the needs of demobilized combatants
Civil Society :
Not Applicable
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
4. Special Integration Commission to be established for execution of relevant programs (will incl. govt reps, URNG, donor and cooperative countries and agencies), and Integration Foundation to ensure full participation by beneficiaries; V. UNSG to verify
International Community :
4. Special Integration Commission to be established for execution of relevant programs (will incl. govt reps, URNG, donor and cooperative countries and agencies)
UN Involvement :
Signatory; V. UNSG to verify implementation
Source :
USIP


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