Colombia: Supreme Court Shields the FARC Peace Deal

Oct 12, 2017 | 19:28 GMT

The peace process in Colombia has taken another step forward. On Oct. 11, Colombia's Supreme Court ruled that any Congress-approved legislation related to the peace agreement reached between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) couldn't be amended for the next 12 years. The ruling will protect approved parts of the peace agreement from being changed by the next three Colombian presidents. Now, even if a candidate from the opposition Democratic Center party, which strongly opposes the FARC peace deal, wins the 2018 presidential election, the deal will stand....

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