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The Transitional Justice Peace Agreements Database.  
 
Database - Record for : Framework Agreement on Democratization in the Search for Peace by Political Means ('The Queretaro Agreement')
Record 389

Country :

Guatemala

Agreement Title/Name:
Framework Agreement on Democratization in the Search for Peace by Political Means ('The Queretaro Agreement')
Year :
1991
Date Signed :

25 July 1991

Summary :

Outlined meaning and implications of a democratic regime. Agreed on importance of ending political repression, electoral fraud and illegal manipulation of elections and on need to promote citizen participation in development, implementation and assessment of government policies.


Parties :
Guatemalan Govt, URNG
Third Parties :
Statehood/Identity :
Parties 'Agree' I.(g) recognition and respect for the identity and rights of indigenous peoples
Governance/Democratic Inst :
Agreed on importance of ending political repression, electoral fraud and illegal manipulation of elections and on need to promote citizen participation in development, implementation and assessment of government policies.
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 :
Parties 'Agree' I.(e) unconditional respect for human rights
Judicial Reform :
Not Applicable
Policing :
Not Applicable
Refugees/Land :
Parties 'Agree' I.(i) effective resettlement of populations uprooted by the internal armed conflict.
Civil Society :
The parties 'consider that': 2. parties agree to negotiations with final objective of peace and the 'enhancement of functional and participatory demoncracy'; 5. the procedures and agmts resulting from the discussion of the general agenda adopted in Mexico are fundamental to the process of enhancing functional and participatory democracy, and the Conciliator should therefore inform the Guatemalan people objectively and fairly about their content. The parties 'agree': II. That democratization means guaranteeing and promoting participation, whether direct or indirect, by civilian society in general in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of govt policies at the various levels of govt. III.That this agmt must be disseminated widely to the people of Guatemala and, in particular, to the sectors which took part in the dialogue at the meetings held under the Oslo agmt and the National Dialogue, and that they must be informed by the Conciliator in order to ensure that the agmt is duly understood.
Dev& Socio-Economic Rights :
Parties 'Agree' I.(h) access by all Guatemalans to the benefits of national production and natural resources, and enjoyment thereof, which must be based on principles of social justice.
Enforcement Mechanism :
IV. This agmt to be placed on record and form part of the Agmt on a Firm and Lasting peace, and shall serve as a framework for considering the other items to be negotiated.
International Community :
UN Involvement :
UN (observer),
Source :
UN Peacemaker


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