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Can peace in Northern Ireland be model for Colombia?

As part of his recent state visit to the UK, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia made a stopover in Belfast. The visit, which was planned for several months, took on a new significance given the October “No” vote in a referendum to endorse the peace agreement between the Colombian government and Farc. President Santos […]

Engagement with Colombian Peace Process

In early September the Chair, Professor Brandon Hamber, undertook a visit to Colombia (17-24 September 2015). At the time, the Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) were in the midst of negotiations to end a conflict that has spanned some 50 years. The conflict has seen the death of some 250,000 people (80% […]