The Uribe administration's first attempt at demobilization
legislation was a US-backed bill in 2003 that would have allowed the fighters, even those convicted of massacres, to evade jail time and reparations in exchange for disarming (see NotiSur, 2003-12-19, 2003-07-18).
While industrial conversion and demobilization
exercises capture much of the international attention devoted to conversion, they are but part of the consequences of the shift of resources out of the military sector.
Therefore, we are making contingency plans for project demobilization
should we not receive a conditional commitment or should a decision on a conditional commitment be further delayed.
Meanwhile, the General Commissioner for Disarmament, Demobilization
and Reintegration, Gen.
The director of Community Security at the Disarmament, Demobilization
and Reintegration Commission (DDRC) in Sudan Mahmoud Zein El-Abdeen said that the two countries agreed to form a committee from both sides to follow up on the implementation of the recommendations and decisions of their meetings.
Human rights activists and political observers are wary of the demobilization
Progress on demobilization
and disarmament has been limited.
Revenues of approximately $694 million are possible over the four-year contract period, excluding revenues for mobilization, demobilization
and client reimbursables.
24 (SUNA) The Commission for the Disarmament Demobilization
and Reintegration DDRC , will today sign at 001:00 a.
The objective of the Second Emergency Demobilization
and Reintegration Project in Rwanda is to demobilize members of armed groups of Rwandan origin and members of the Rwandan Defense Forces and provide socioeconomic reintegration support to said members following demobilization
with particular focus on the provision of such support to female, child, and disabled ex-combatants.
The chief of general staff and the commanders of all major units are requested to prepare troops for disarmament, demobilization
and reintegration on terms to be agreed with the government of Congo.
There is a general feeling amongst the people that this is a setback for the demobilization
program,'' Lemoa said.