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The European Parliament urges the Colombian government and the FARC to guarantee lasting peace

Letter to the protagonists of the peace talks in Havana insists on the importance of civil society participation and call for the reform to military jurisdiction to be withdrawn.

Brussels, 18 December 2012. 20 Members of the European Parliament have sent a letter today to the Colombian government and the FARC in which they “warmly greet the efforts of the Colombian government and the FARC to begin dialogues to seek an end to the armed conflict” which they describe as a “historic moment” for Colombia. They urge both parties to cease fire – noting the recent declaration made by FARC – and remind them of their duty to respect human rights and international humanitarian law.

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