FARC Peace Deal Lets Colombian Military Off the Hook, Human Rights Watch Claim
Some officials have expressed their disappointment in Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for allegedly giving in to pressures from the military to modify the FARC peace deal.
José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director for the Human Rights Watch Foundation in the Americas, issued a statement saying President Santos gave in to pressures from the military to modify the agreement with FARC by eliminating a paragraph that negatively affected military personnel.
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According to Vivanco, the paragraph established that military officials could be tried for their “responsibility of command;” that is, for the actions that their subordinates had committed under the direction of a superior.