Petro will denounce to the UN that Colombia is not complying with the peace agreement with the FARC

Petro will denounce to the UN that Colombia is not complying with the peace agreement with the FARC
Petro will denounce to the UN that Colombia is not complying with the peace agreement with the FARC

Bogotá, May 14 (EFE).- The Colombian president, Gustavo Petro, stated this Tuesday that he will report to the UN that the State is not complying with the peace agreement signed in 2016 with the former FARC guerrilla and predicted that this could lead to “bloodshed.”

Petro made the comments at the Casa de Nariño, headquarters of the Government, during the inauguration of jurist Mary Lucero Novoa as a magistrate of the Superior Council of the Judiciary, an act in which she insisted that compliance with the peace agreement “is not a game “.

“I want the discussion to open because we are going to go to the United Nations, every three months we have to go (…) but this time the president of the republic is going to go and he is going to have to say: definitely the The State of Colombia does not want to comply with the peace agreement it signed,” said Petro.

The president reached this conclusion after pointing out that the Government of Juan Manuel Santos (2010-2018) signed the peace agreement but the first point, regarding a comprehensive rural reform, has not been fully fulfilled, nor have others related to truth and justice. .

“The peace agreements were delivered to the UN Security Council in the form of a ‘unilateral declaration of State,'” Petro explained, according to which said instrument, in practice, is not being fulfilled.

For this reason, he added, during a visit to the country last February the members of the UN Security Council had to inform them of this “flagrant non-compliance” with the unilateral declaration of State.

“Colombia is the only State in the world that is not complying with its unilateral declaration of State because we are very accustomed to disregarding court rulings,” said the president.

“Serious consequences”

In the president’s opinion, this brings “serious consequences”, among them the loss of credibility of the Colombian State “before the world, because it committed itself before the world, not just before some armed gentlemen.”

“If we do not comply with what we signed, what comes is bloodshed, violence on other scales, in other forms and in another way because time and history change, but we are not sowing the path of peace. The path of peace Peace requires compliance,” he added.

In that sense, he criticized that the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), a court created at the request of the peace agreement to judge crimes committed during decades of armed conflict, is the “instance of closure of the truth in Colombia.”

“Seven years have passed since the agreement, if we go into practice, the JEP is not an instance of closure of the truth,” said the president, who pointed out that proof of this “is the discussion that took place around the Mancuso issue.”

Salvatore Mancuso is the former head of the demobilized United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), who returned to the country in February after serving a sentence in the United States for drug trafficking and whose status before justice is still unclear because both the JEP and ordinary courts demand priority to judge him for his numerous crimes.

(c) EFE Agency

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