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PEACE PROCESS MUST BE BUILT ON JUSTICE FOR COLOMBIA

Posted on September 12, 2016

Congress delegation meets CUT trade union
Congress delegation meets CUT trade union

Assistant General Secretary Peter Bunting on the recent peace deal in Colombia and at the trade union role in the wider peace process

 

It appears peace has finally come to Colombia and Latin America’s longest-running conflict is at an end.

The peace accord between government and FARC rebels is expected to be formally signed on September 26.

Now comes the hard part: building the peace and ending the injustices and human rights violations that have fuelled conflict for over 50 years.

I travelled to Colombia for the first time in 2014, with a delegation that included the then President of Congress, John Douglas and other union colleagues from Ireland.

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