Acuerdo de Remolinos del Caguán: Joaquín Gómez Fabián Ramírez Comandantes del Bloque Sur de las FARC-EP, Delegados del Gobierno José Noé Ríos y Carlos Vicente de Roux, Delegados de la Cruz Roja y Monseñor Luis Augusto Castro

Country/entity
Colombia
Region
Americas
Agreement name
Acuerdo de Remolinos del Caguán: Joaquín Gómez Fabián Ramírez Comandantes del Bloque Sur de las FARC-EP, Delegados del Gobierno José Noé Ríos y Carlos Vicente de Roux, Delegados de la Cruz Roja y Monseñor Luis Augusto Castro
Date
03/06/1997
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Colombian Conflict (1964 - )
The Colombian conflict is really a set of conflicts and the peace agreements reflect both different processes relating to different conflict groups and dyads, and processes taking place at different times in a complex peace process history. The Colombian civil war has its roots in the late 1940s and the violent infighting between liberal and the conservative factions. Emerging from the liberal tradition with a thorough grounding in nationalist communist ideology, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People's Army (FARC) began its armed insurrection against the Colombian government in 1964. Other left-wing guerrillas emerged as well, most notably the socialist/populist M-19, which would later be integrated into the formal political system in the peace process of 1990s; the National Liberation Army (ELN), which has strong roots in liberation theology, and the Maoist Ejército Popular de Liberación (EPL) (also part of the 1990 process, less successfully). Several stages of peace processes were undertaken by the various sides, which were further complicated by the emergence of right-wing paramilitary ‘self-defence’ forces. The peace agreement between the Colombian government under President Uribe and the main alliance of the paramilitary groups, the United Self-Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC), concluded in 2005 and is still heavily disputed as several remnants are still active, but now subsumed under the heading ‘Bacrim’ (Bandas criminales). In addition, FARC and ELN maintain a military presence, but both demonstrate a strong interest in completing successful peace negotiations with the government, with the most recent agreements being between FARC and the Government.

Colombian Conflict (1964 - ) )
Stage
Framework/substantive - partial (Core issue)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
107: Colombia II - Samper
Parties
Agreement states that it is signed by 10 people, copy does not have signatures but states the following to be involved.

Joaquín Gómez Fabián Ramírez
Comandantes del Bloque Sur de las FARC-EP, Delegados del Gobierno
José Noé Ríos y Carlos Vicente de Roux, Delegados de la Cruz Roja y
Monseñor Luis Augusto Castro

Third parties
Description
This is a document about the handover of 60 soldiers and 10 marines by the FARC, the access of the Colombian IRC prior to the transfer and the presence of the mothers of the soldiers at the handover.


Agreement document
CO_970603_ACUERDO DE REMOLINOS DEL CAGUÂN - tr.pdf

Agreement document (original language)
CO_970603_ACUERDO DE REMOLINOS DEL CAGUÁN.pdf

Main category
Page 1, Article 1,
All mothers of soldiers will be entitled to be present when they are surrendered to the International Red Cross Committee (Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja, CICR) and the National Reconciliation Commission (Comisión de Conciliación Nacional, CCN).
The government will provide CICR and CCN with the means required for this purpose and for their due return, including the site where the soldiers will be surrendered to the government.

Women, girls and gender

Participation
No specific mention.
Equality
No specific mention.
Particular groups of women
Other
Page 1:
All mothers of soldiers can be present at the time of delivery of these soldiers to the International Committee of the ICRC and the National Conciliation Commission.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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