Subjectivity, representation and reintegration in Colombia and Northern Ireland

Project: Research project

Description

Since 2012 in Havana, Cuba conducts a political negotiation between the Colombian government of President Santos and the top of the FARC guerrilla. The political and institutional changes required for this negotiation will be made once the peace between both parties is signed, and once the process of demobilization of the combatants begins, which will take place in 2017. The laying-down of arms, the concentration of combatants, the constitution of the special tribunal that will judge the crimes committed by the guerrillas, among others, are issues that have yet to be defined. The peace process in Northern Ireland began with the ceasefire decreed both by the republican rebels of the IRA and by the Protestant paramilitaries in 1994. From that moment on, the way was opened for subsequent negotiations between the British government, the Irish government and the political parties of Northern Ireland.
In 1998, the Good Friday Agreement was signed, backed by a broad vote. The time lag between the two peace processes, the similarities and differences perceived between the two cases, but above all the existence of valuable materials that reflect the successes and failures of the reinsertion of ex-combatants in Northern Ireland will allow us to observe, in the manner of a mirror, what is happening and is about to happen in Colombia with the ex-combatants of the FARC.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date11/1/1611/16/17