Peace and Victims: An Interview with Christian Voelkel of the International Crisis Group

Peace talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) resume next week in Havana, and the highly anticipated round on the issue of victims is up for negotiations. At the table, 15 delegates will represent over 4,000 victims’ organizations and more than 6 million victims of murder, kidnapping, sexual violence and forced displacement. Reaching an agreement that meets victims’ calls for justice will be the most challenging test of the national process thus far. The current peace process has progressed further than all previous attempts at ending the decades-long armed conflict. The current success...

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