Friday, July 19, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Ave, NW,
In just a short amount of time, DLP has established itself as an important “umbrella” structure comprised of many key former government and rebel negotiators from both the FARC and ELN peace processes, members of the Congressional Peace Commissions, ex-ministers with diverse political affiliations, victims’ organizations, academics, retired military personnel, and media leaders. The movement has also established sub-national chapters with local civil society organizations throughout Colombia’s conflict-affected regions.
DLP is currently prioritizing the revival of the special electoral peace districts—a critical component of the 2016 peace accord that remains in limbo—by collecting one million signatures, strengthening the legitimacy of the transitional justice court (the JEP), and encouraging creative measures to break the deadlock with the ELN.
On July 19, please join the U.S. Institute of Peace, the Washington Office on Latin America, the Latin America Working Group, the Colombian Human Rights Committee, the Center for Justice & International Law, and the Inter-American Dialogue for a public conversation with three prominent DLP leaders on their vision for this unique civil society platform.
Lisa Haugaard, opening remarks
Executive Director, Latin America Working Group
Juan Fernando Cristo
Former Senator, Ambassador, and Minister of the Interior, Colombia
Columnist, Professor, and Editor of La Línea del Medio
Professor and Former Director, National Center for Historical Memory
Steve Hege, moderator
Senior Expert, Colombia, U.S. Institute of Peace
Unable to attend? Watch the webcast.