Work Remains in Colombia After Congress Approved Peace Accord with FARC

Work Remains in Colombia After Congress Approved Peace Accord with FARC

By: Morgan Lear.

For the past 50 years, Colombia has been fighting a civil war against its largest rebel group, FARC. Now that a peace accord has been signed and approved by Congress, what issues may arise? What issues still linger?

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Would Colombia’s failed peace deal with FARC have passed muster under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court?

Would Colombia’s failed peace deal with FARC have passed muster under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court?

By Mikka Burrell.

In early October, a narrow majority of Colombian's voted against the Final Accord, a peace-deal between the Colombian government and the guerrilla group FARC. The rejection of the Final Accord is attributable to the leniency granted to FARC. Today's post discusses whether the deal, if it had been approved, would have passed muster under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

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