Sun. Dec 8th, 2019

The Colombian vice president says that the FARC fails to deliver children recruited

The Colombian vice president says that the FARC fails to deliver children recruited



The vice president of Colombia, Marta Lucia Ramirez, said today that the former FARC guerrilla has broken its commitment to deliver the children recruited by that organization at the time of the armed conflict.

"We want the issue of recruited children to be discussed in Colombian society and to demand compliance," Ramírez said at the "Summit on Social Dialogue," organized by the Attorney General's Office in the municipality of Cerrito, in the department of Valle del Cauca (southwest).

He added that it was imperative that "we do not keep silence in front of the children recruited by the FARC" because if it is "talking about dialogue and building trust, the minimum that must be demanded is the humanitarian issues that have to do with that essence. human, those that can not be considered as something minor or something incidental in an agreement ".

The Summit was attended by the head of the FARC political party, Rodrigo Londoño Echeverri, the Vice President said.

The Colombian Prosecutor's Office delivered a report last July in which it stated that the demobilized FARC guerrillas must respond to the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) for the forced recruitment of more than 5,200 minors.

The JEP is a transitory mechanism created exclusively to know the serious violations of human rights and breaches of International Humanitarian Law committed during the conflict.

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