RPR Peace Mail_April 4-11
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On Tuesday, April 4th, FARC-EP leadership handed over to the GoC its formal list of 6,804 FARC-EP members, along with 1,541 militia members. In the face of the challenges facing FARC-EP and GoC representatives in the transitional zones to date, leaders from both sides have begun to discuss the possibility of extending FARC-EP time in the transitional zones beyond the original D+180 date of June 1st. On April 5th, President Juan Manuel Santos signed a series of decrees that create the legal framework for the Truth Commission (Decree 588), the Unit for the Search for Disappeared Persons (Decree 589), and the Selection Committee for the Comprehensive System for Truth, Justice, Reparations, and Non-Repetition (Decree 587). Also on April 5th, Special Representative of the Secretary General to the Head of the United Nations Mission in Colombia, Jean Arnault, made a statement on recent progress and challenges facing the implementation of the peace accords in Colombia. Three more minors exit FARC-EP camps. FARC-EP dissidents suspected in fatal explosion in Guaviare. GoC and ELN conclude first round peace dialogues.