Authors: Lisa Haugaard, Andrea Fernández Aponte
On November 24, 2016, the Colombian government and the now-former guerrilla group, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC), signed a final peace agreement, officially ending a fifty-year long conflict that claimed over 260,000 lives and displaced more than 7 million people. Since then, the Latin America Working Group (LAWG) has been closely following the peace accord implementation process, documenting both progress and obstacles for policymakers and activists.
Our policy briefs on the progress of peace accord implementation in Colombia can be seen below.
Peace Accord Implementation in Colombia: Urgent Need to Adhere to the Spirit of the Accords
Are the Victims No Longer at the Center? Implementation Problems for Colombia’s Peace Accord
Successful Disarmament, But Other Implementation Proceeds Slowly
FARC Guerrillas Turn in their Weapons: An End to Fifty Years of War
Peace Accord Implementation Advances in Colombia: Progress but Challenges Abound
Peace Accord Implementation Begins in Colombia: FARC Guerrillas Enter Concentration Zones