Tag Archives: Civil society

Victims on the Agenda and at the Table; Presidential Debates

June 6, 2014 Last Tuesday, June 3rd, the Colombian government and FARC delegations resumed peace  talks in Havana, where they are preparing to discuss the theme of victims.  On his arrival in Havana, lead government negotiator Humberto de la Calle … Continue reading

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May 31, 2014 In the presidential elections last Sunday, Democratic Center candidate Oscar Iván Zuluaga garnered 29.25 % of the vote against the incumbent President and National Unity candidate Juan Manuel Santos.  The latter pulled 25.69% of the 13.2 million votes … Continue reading

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Although civil society is not represented at Colombia’s peace table in Havana, the parties have sought to engage civil society since the talks began through a variety of controlled mechanisms.  In this post, I will mainly discuss these “official” venues, recognizing … Continue reading

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Civil Society Roles in Conflict Zones

In an environment where peace talks are already underway and civil society has been excluded from the peace tables, it might appear that the government and insurgents are calling all the shots. While the armed actors are the ones who will ultimately … Continue reading

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