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El Codigo de Guerra

Year:1995 Type of document:Internal Rules and Regulations ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish, English

Our Principles on Military Doctrine

Year:1996 Type of document:Internal Rules and Regulations ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:English

Normas de Comportamiento con las Masas

Year:2009 Type of document:Internal Rules and Regulations ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN), Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish, English

Comment: The rules of conduct were signed and sent to their militants by the FARC Secretary of Central Staff and by the ELN Central Command.

El Ejército De Liberación Nacional Y El Derecho Humanitario

Year:1995 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Public declaration of Commander Manuel Pérez. The ELN declares that it considers itself to be bound by the 1949 Geneva Conventions and by Additional Protocol II and reads some passages of the Code of War of the ELN affirming that they are bound by IHL and especially: protection of the civilian population, limitations in means and methods of war and human treatment of PoWs.

Comunicado a la Opinion Publica - el Frente de Guerra Nororiental Informa de la Muerte de dos Sacerdotes y dos Trabajadores

Year:2005 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comunicado a la Opinion Publica Nacional e Internacional - El COCE Asume la Autoría de la ELN en la Muerte de dos Sacerdotes y dos Trabajadores

Year:2005 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: "Killings of innocent people are not part of our policy". The ELN says that justice will be done in accordance with its code of war and commits itself to avoid those incidents. They affirm their rejection of massacres and enforced disappearances.

Resolver y Humanizar el Conflicto Colombiano

Year:2009 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Letter to the participants of the Review Conference convened by Geneva Call and the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines.

Unilateral Decision to Demine Some Villages in the Department of Bolivar

Year:2005 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Letter of the ELN to Geneva Call and to the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines unilaterally deciding to demine a Colombian municipality.

Foro Internacional Minas Antipersonales y Acuerdos Humanitarios

Year:2004 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Statement to the International Forum on AP Mines, NSAs and humanitarian agreements.The ELN considers itself bound by the 1949 Geneva Conventions and Additional Protocol II and states its respect for the Ottowa Convention.

Acuerdo de Puerta del Cielo

Year:1998 Type of document:Agreements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Agreement between the ELN, the civil society and National Peace Committee. See especially paragraph 9 ff: commitment not to use deprivation of liberty for financial purposes; prohibition of detention of children, pregnant women and elderly people; fight against impunity of crimes against humanity such as enforced disappearances, massacres, torture or genocide; identification of all objects protected by IHL; human treatment of prisoners and wounded; prohibition of taking hostages ; regulation of landmines ; investigations into violations; full respect of the rights of children and prohibition to recruit children under 16 ("in the future, it will be 18"); prohibition of bombing civilian areas; protection of natural resources.

Emergency Humanitarian Demining in Some Villages in the Municipality of Samaniego - Department of Nariño

Year:2006 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:English, Spanish

Comunicado a las Comunidades Indígenas del Occidente Colombiano y a la Opinión Pública en General

Year:2006 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: The ELN reaffirms its respect of indigenous communities, their culture, territory and autonomy.

Ponencia del ELN en el Seminario Internacional "Problemas de la Revolución en América Latina"

Year:2007 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Especially pp. 10 - 11: The ELN declares its respect of IHL.

Hacia un Acuerdo Nacional Por la Paz

Year:2010 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Especially p.3: the ELN "reiterates its respect and observance of IHL".

Firmar y Cumplir

Year:2010 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Especially p. 4 : the ELN reaffirms its commitment to follow and maintain IHL and to respect and protect the "non-combatant population", as provided in the Geneva Conventions.

Comunicado Público: Desmentido del Frente de Guerra Nororiental

Year:2011 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Paragraph 6: "It is common knowledge that the ELN agrees to the codes of war and rules of IHL and when, for any reason, it committed mistakes, it publicly acknowledged it" (non official translation)

Comunicado a la Opinión Pública por el Respeto a la Niñez, Presente y Futuro de la Humanidad

Year:2011 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Communiqué reaffirming the commitment of the ELN not to detain children under 15 years old and reaffirming their respect for children, their rights to dignity and to freedom.

Comunicado del Comando Central del ELN Ratificando que no Retuvo a la Niña en Arauca

Year:2011 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: The ELN reaffirms its respect of children (paragraph 2).

A la Militancia de las FARC-EP y del ELN

Year:2009 Type of document:Internal Rules and Regulations ANSA:Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: See especially paragraph 6 ff: Message from both organisations to their militants calling on the end of hostilities between them and respect for the principle of distinction.

Respuesta del ELN a la Carta de las organizaciones sociales del Espacio Regional de Paz del Cauca al ELN

Year:2012 Type of document:Unilateral Declarations and Statements ANSA:Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) Country / Territory:Colombia PDF:Spanish

Comment: Public letter of the ELN to the social organizations in Cauca in which the ELN expands on humanitarian issues.