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Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Holmes Trujillo presented to the UN Secretary General the objections made by the National Government to six of the 159 articles of the draft Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).


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March 13, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Holmes Trujillo presented to the UN Secretary General the objections made by the National Government to six of the 159 articles of the draft Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).
 

New York, March 12, 2019.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Holmes Trujillo met this Tuesday in New York with António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), to explain in detail the decision taken recently by President Ivan Duque to object to six of the 159 articles of the draft Statutory Law of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP).
"I explained in great detail our institutional structure, in the sense that it is a faculty of the President of the Republic (...). Its purpose is for Congress to debate the articles that were objected to so that they can finally take the corresponding decisions," said the Minister.
He emphasized that "it is not, in any way, a train crash; it is about strengthening the Special Jurisdiction for Peace to guarantee the victims' rights to truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition.
The head of the Foreign Relations portfolio reported that Secretary Guterres listened to his explanation with particular attention and great interest: "It is a unique opportunity to build a great institutional consensus around transitional justice. I invited him in his capacity as Secretary-General to contribute to the building of that consensus.
In statements to the media, he added that tomorrow, Wednesday, he will dialogue with the members of the UN Security Council on the same issue.
"I will explain in detail the President's decision and I will also invite you to continue supporting the implementation effort that President Duque is making," he said.