Colombia

Policy brief - Legitimacy and peace process: from coercion to consent

Apr 2014
This 6-page policy brief summarises the findings of Accord 25 - Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent. It argues that a legitimacy lens should be applied to peace processes by paying attention to priorities of context, consent and change.

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent (Accord 25)

Apr 2014
Legitimacy matters for peace. It is the basis of the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and their communities. Legitimacy transforms coercive power into political authority and is the bedrock of peaceful societies. Looking at 15 country case studies at various stages of conflict, this edition in our Accord series focuses on legitimacy and the practical ways that it can contribute to building more sustainable peace.

Colombia: legitimacy, women and the Havana peace talks

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent
Apr 2014

Rosa Emilia Salamanca stresses that the urgency of ending Colombia’s 50-year-old war has lent a degree of “imperative legitimacy” to the official talks, but establishing broader legitimacy for the peace process can only come from a wider peace agenda that responds to the needs and interests of Colombian society.

Rosa Emilia Salamanca

Rosa Emilia Salamanca is Executive Director of Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económica (CIASE) in Colombia, a member of the Women, Peace and Security Collective for Reflection and Action, which calls for a transformation towards a more peaceful Colombian society. Rosa Emilia also participates in Coalicion 1325, which advocates for a Colombian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, and is a member of the National Network of Women.

Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace

Feb 2014
A group of women from diverse sectors of Colombian society have launched a new peacebuilding initiative, the Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace. The Pact calls on Colombian society, policymakers and the international community to support the ‘transformation’ of Colombian society to a peaceful one, by signing-up to 15 actions.

Colombia innovates in democratic peacemaking

The recent breakthrough in Colombian peace talks – an agreement by parties on political participation – can be seen as a way to innovate and democratise the peace process itself. Kristian Herbolzheimer, Director of Conciliation Resources' Colombia Programme explains.

Colombian women’s collective launches ‘Pact for Peace’

A group of women from diverse sectors of Colombian society have launched a new peacebuilding initiative, the 'Ethical Pact for a Country in Peace'. The Pact calls on Colombian society, policymakers and the international community to support the ‘transformation’ of Colombian society to a peaceful one, by signing-up to fifteen actions.

Legitimacy and peace processes

Legitimacy matters for peace. It is the basis of the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and their communities. The 25th edition in our Accord series focuses on legitimacy and the practical ways that it can contribute to building more sustainable peace. It looks at 15 country case studies at various stages of conflict, including the Philippines, Syria, Afghanistan, the Basque Country, Somaliland, Yemen and Burma.

Colombia peace forums in Europe: Innovating in citizen participation

Five members of the Peace Commission of the Colombian Congress visited the cities of London, Brussels, Paris and Barcelona during six intensive days in May. The main objective was for the Colombian diaspora to put together proposals for the Colombia peace process. Kristian Herbolzheimer describes this innovative dialogue exercise.

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