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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Framework Agreement for the Resumption of the Negotiating Process between the Govt of Guatemala and the ?Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca? (URNG)
Record 388

Country :

Guatemala

Agreement Title/Name:
Framework Agreement for the Resumption of the Negotiating Process between the Govt of Guatemala and the ?Unidad Revolucionaria Nacional Guatemalteca? (URNG)
Year :
1994
Date Signed :

10 January 1994

Summary :

Agreed to negotiate on agenda of the Mexican Agreement and laid ground rules for subsequent negotiations. Also agreed to promote establishment of an Assembly open to participation of non-governmental sectors, to discuss the substantive issues of negotiations, to transmit non-binding recommendations and guidelines, and to consider and endorse bilateral agreements concluded by the parties. Requested Columbia, Mexico, Norway, Spain, US and Venezuela to form a group of friends to support the process. Also agreed to request a UN representative to act as a moderator of the talks and gave UN responsibility for verifying the agreements. Expressed commitment to concluding a peace agreement in 1994.


Parties :
Govt of Guatemala, URNG
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Not Applicable
Governance/Democratic Inst :
see civil society
Women :
Not Applicable
Amnesty :
Not Applicable
Past Mechanism :
Not Applicable
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 :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Not Applicable
Civil Society :
III. Parties agree to establish Assembly open to non-governmental sectors of society, 'provided that their legitimacy, representative character and lawfulness have been recognised', to The Assembly shall meet during the negotiating period and shall have the following functions: (i)To discuss the substantive issues for the bilateral negotiations, i.e. items (ii) to (vii) of the general agenda contained in the Mexico Agreement, with a view to formulating positions on which there is consensus; (ii)To transmit to the United Nations moderator, the Government of Guatemala and URNG the recommendations or guidelines resulting from its deliberations. These recommendations and guidelines shall not be binding and shall be aimed at fostering understanding between the parties. The Assembly shall discuss the substantive issues on the basis of a timetable that is synchronized with the dates set for the bilateral negotiations and shall not delay the conduct of the bilateral negotiating process; (iii) To consider bilateral agreements concluded by the parties on the substantive issues and endorse such agreements so as to give them the force of national commitments, thereby facilitating their implementation. However, if for any reason a bilateral agreement is not endorsed, the agreement shall continue to be valid.
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Not Applicable
Enforcement Mechanism :
VI. Verfication mechanisms: rhetorical commitment to verfification mechanisms, specifically citing the UN; parties request the UN to verify all the agreement's substantive and operational aspects
International Community :
IV. Role of the countries constitutiing the group of friends (i.e. Colombia, Mexico, Norway, Spain, US, Venezuela): support UN and 'give greater certainty and firmness' to the parties' commitments
UN Involvement :
Signatory; negotiations occurred under auspices of SG; II. Parties request SG to appoint moderator for future bilateral negotiations; VI. UN requested to verify parties' furture commitments
Source :
USIP


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