Colombian Peace Agreement: a slow and challenged implementation

26 March 2020

In 2016, after four years of negotiations in Havana, the government of Juan Manuel Santos and FARC reached a peace agreement with six key objectives. However, barely three years later, a series of events have called into question the scope and legitimacy of the Agreement. On the one hand, with Iván Duque's appointment as President, its implementation was frozen because he was hostile to its terms. On the other hand, recurring episodes of violence claimed more than 700 lives since the signing of the Agreement, and the guerrilla dissidents announced the resumption of arms. All this shows that the promised real and tangible peace is still far from being achieved. This Analysis takes stock of the progress made in the implementation of the six key points of the Colombian Peace Agreement. It also assesses the impact of the above-mentioned events on the peace process in the country.

Crédit photo : enregistrement d'armes appartenant aux FARC, en présence d'observateurs des Nations unies (UN Photo / Hector Latorre)