Human rights in peace talks way to break impasse?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 Nov) – A human rights approach to peace negotiations could help break the impasse in the talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), an official of the South-South Network (SSN) said at the launching of a report on peace processes by an international human rights body.

Lawyer Soliman Santos Jr., SSN’s regional focal point for Asia, told MindaNews because of its consideration of the rights of other sectors and parties in a conflict, the human rights approach is a possible remedy to the stalled peace talks.

Santos opened the launching here of a study report titled “Negotiating Justice? Human Rights and Peace Agreements” by the Geneva-based International Council on Human Rights Policy (ICHRP). The study examined how eight recent peace agreements addressed issues such as impunity and forcible displacement. Read full story here.

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