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Peace Agreements

Peace Agreement in Central African Republic

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Parties: Political parties: ADP, CN, ELAN, FC, FPP, GILA-MND, MDD, MDI/PS,MDREC, MESAN, MESAN-BOC, MLPC, MNR, MSCA, PARELI, PCD, PLD, PRC, PSD,RDC, UDR-FK, UDRP, UNDD, UPDES and UPR; Trade unions: CCTC, CNTC, CSTC, OSLP and USTC; civil society

Type: Intra-state

Preliminary Agreement on National Reconciliation Pact

19 January 1997

Bangui Accords

25 January 1997

National Reconciliation Pact (Bangui National Reconciliation Conference)

5 March 1998

The Preliminary Agreement endorses the Report of the Committee on Consensus Building and Dialogue, which provides for a number of TJ measures, including: the establishment of an independent, joint electoral commission and revision of the electoral code; establishment of a government of national union, a press code to be adopted related to broadcasting, and the implementation of amnesty measures. It further provides for penal code reform and resources to improve the judicial system, and reducing the departments in the Presidency. In terms of reconciliation, it provides the establishment of an “appropriate framework for a thorough evaluation of the damage caused by the various crises, and for just compensation for the victims”, the holding of a National Reconciliation Conference and the establishment of a system of good government management based on accountability and upholding human rights. There is also provision for the reintegration of rebel soldiers into the national armed forces. In terms of social measures, “payment of back salaries, pensions and scholarships and the revision of the 1996-1997 school calendar” were proposed.

The Bangui Accords Annex IV provides for the establishment of a monument in Bangui “to the memory of civilian and military victims of the three rebellions”.

The National Reconciliation Pact expresses the support of the Parties for development of the economy and equitable distribution of resources by the Government, including through payment of wages, scholarships and pensions. The Parties further undertake to work together to prevent human rights violations.


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