The International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia

Assessment of the implementation of point 4 of the Peace Agreement- Voluntary substitution of illicit crops/Solution to the illicit Drug Problem

The Peace Agreement has mechanisms aimed at structurally solving the problem of the production and trafficking of narcotics. The aim is to intervene in the different levels of the drug trafficking chain to comprehensively address this phenomenon (Kroc, 2021: 115). The provisions in point 4 of the Agreement are envisioned as long-term programs, requiring strong political commitment and guarantees of a comprehensive State presence in the regions. So far, progress related to this point of the Agreement has been minimal, which has prevented real changes in Colombian regions.

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