European Union External Action

Statement by the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the agreement on the victims of the conflict in Colombia

The provisional agreement on victims-related issues unveiled yesterday in Havana brings Colombia one important step closer to peace.

Victims are now at the centre of a peace process. Together with truth and justice, the agreement includes the principles of reparation and non-repetition. These are essential to build a lasting peace in Colombia.

The clear commitment to human rights represents also a key dimension of action in favour of victims. The respect, protection and promotion of their rights are essential to build confidence in the peace process.