Colombia Honors Douglass Cassel

Notre Dame News | September 27, 2016

Doug Cassel

Colombia has conferred upon University of Notre Dame Law School professor Douglass Cassel the Order of Merit, the highest award Colombia grants to foreign citizens.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos presented the medal to Cassel in a ceremony in the president’s private residence in Cartagena on Sunday (Sept. 25), the day before United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and 15 heads of state gathered for the formal signing ceremony of a peace agreement between the government and the largest rebel group in Colombia.

The agreement ends more than half a century of armed insurgency by the FARC (Armed Forces of the Colombian Revolution).

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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