No More Budget Cuts for Colombia’s Peace Process: Government


Colombia’s government on Tuesday said there will be no further cutbacks in the budget for the implementation of the country’s ongoing peace process.

The administration of Ivan Duque has resisted key elements of the peace process, particularly the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the war crimes tribunal that seeks to bring justice and reparation to the victims of war crimes committed during Colombia’s armed conflict.

Last week, the United Nations Security Council made it clear that they expected the president to ensure “that the transitional justice system is able to work independently and autonomously, with the necessary political and financial support.”

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