The Peace Deal in Colombia: On Track, Delayed or Off the Rails?

Research event Recording
15 July 2020 — 2:00PM TO 3:00PM

Implementation of Colombia’s ambitious Peace Agreement negotiated between the government and the guerrilla group FARC remains unfinished. The creation and full functioning of the courts of transitional justice, land redistribution, crop substitution programmes and the protection of demobilized armed combatants have unfolded more slowly than many expected, reinforcing the perception that the government of President Iván Duque is undermining the agreement. At the same time, hundreds of civic and community leaders in rural areas have been murdered. Is the peace process hitting inevitable or intentional delays?

Colombian Presidential Counselor for Stabilization and Consolidation, Emilio José Archila Peñalosa, and Dr Anastasia Shesterinina, who has recently conducted fieldwork in Colombia, discuss the status of the peace deal and its key components agreed to between the Colombian government and the FARC.

This event will be held on the record.

Please note this event is taking place between 2pm to 3pm BST.

Chatham House would like to thank BTG Pactual, Cairn Energy plc, Diageo plc, Equinor, Fresnillo Management Services, HSBC Holdings plc and Wintershall Dea for their generous support of the Latin America Initiative.


Emilio José Archila Peñalosa, Presidential Counselor for Stabilization and Consolidation, Colombia
Dr Anastasia Shesterinina, Lecturer in Politics and International Politics, University of Sheffield
Chair: Dr Christopher Sabatini, Senior Research Fellow for Latin America, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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