The GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations: Major Written Agreements & Outstanding Issues

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A publication of the NDFP Human Rights Monitoring Committee
March 2006

The NDFP-nominated Section in the CARHRIHL Joint Monitoring Committee performs an important public service by putting together in this book all the major written agreements made by the NDFP with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) prior to and during the formal stage of the peace negotiations and other documents which define outstanding issues.

By presenting the agreements, the book proves that the GRP and NDFP are capable of making them within the framework established by The Hague Joint Declaration in 1992. So far, the most important agreement made by the negotiating parties is the Comprehensive Agreement for Respect of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), which accomplishes the first item in the substantive agenda of the peace negotiations. By presenting the documents on outstanding issues, the book makes clear what are the problems to solve in order to allow the resumption of formal talks. The chronology of the course of the peace negotiations prepared by the Philippine Peace Center further identifies the specific events that have caused delays in the progress of the talks. The book stands as a repository of knowledge no matter how long the GRP-NDFP negotiations remain stalled.

From the Preface written by Prof. Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant

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