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Special Jurisdiction will be published when both parties decide so

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Report from Havana, October 2, 2015

This morning, head of the Peace Delegation Iv?n M?rquez read a declaration with some reflections about the Special Jurisdiction for Peace. According to the spokesman, the agreement has been welcomed by several organizations and prominent personalities like the UN, the E.U., Luigi Ferrajoli (respected Italian jurist), the USA, Celac, Unasur, the International Criminal Court and many others.

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All of them agreed that the Special Jurisdiction for Peace is a great achievement on the way to real peace in Colombia. They also stressed that this last agreement is different, more advanced and better than other justice models agreed in others peace process around the world. The agreement is remarkable because of its respect for International Humanitarian Law, for International Human Rights and for International treaties in general, and the most important thing is that it satisfies the rights of the victims to Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetiton.

The spokesman revealed that the complete text of the agreement contains 75 principles and norms, as well as

"a list of sanctions, and it is divided into four chapters: general legal principles; amnesty, pardon and differential treatment for the Armed Forces; competence and functioning of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace; and applicable sanctions. Regarding the last one, the agreement considers restaurative sanctions that repair the damage caused to the victims, as well as severe sanctions of imprisonment up to 20 years, for those who refuse to tell the truth". 

Both Goverment and FARC-EP delegations will publish the agreement on a Special jurisdiction for Peace when they jointly decide so as they have been doing with all the other agreement achieved, although the communiqu? adds:

"The Peace Delegation of the FARC-EP believes that the Agreement should be published as soon as possible, to avoid speculations or distortions of its content"


Read full communiqu? in Spanish here

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