The Peace Process in Colombia

Conférence
10 Août 2016  9h00 – 11h30

The peace talks in Havana between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia People’s Army (FARC) is a positive sign that the country’s main armed actors are serious about ending the countries 50 year war. On March 30th 2016 peace talks with The National Liberation Army (ELN) were made public after more than two years of secret negotiations. In this peace process discussion with the ELN there is an effort to center civil society participation in the talks.
These talks have the final aim of ending the more than five decades of armed conflict. However, the end of the armed conflict does not necessarily mean an end to violence, displacement, inequality, impunity, and militarization which are at the root of the problem in Colombia. the event will seek to raise awareness in the mainstream media and analyse the peace process dialogue in Havana, the strengths and weakness of the accords and its limitations and impacts on the structural problems faced by Colombians.

Intervenants
Raul Burbano, Common Frontiers
Yessica-Hoyos , Jose Alvear Restrepo Lawyers Collective (CCAJAR)
Celestino Barrera, A social researcher, human rights defender and member of the International Commission of The People’s Congress
Alirio Uribe , Colombian Senator and human rights lawyer
Conférence
10 Août 2016  9h00 – 11h30
Université McGill – Pavillon Bronfman (Local 179)
1001, rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montréal, QC, Canada
Langue(s) principale(s) de l’activité
Anglais, Espagnol
Traduction simultannée
Français, Anglais
Publics cibles
Général, Jeunes (13 à 17 ans), Jeunes (18 à 35 ans), Aînés, Femmes, Personnes en situation de handicap, Autochtones, LGBT, Personnes racisées, Personnes en situation précaire
Activité étendue sur internet
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Dernière modification
28 July 2016
The Peace Process in Colombia
Organisation responsable de l’activité
Common Frontiers
Admins du groupe
El chapo
Thème
Culture de la paix et lutte pour la justice et la démilitarisation
Objectifs
Informer / Sensibiliser
Débattre / délibérer / discuter
Converger pour l’action / décider
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