Land Restitution as a Key Element in Preventing Forced Displacement in Colombia
The armed conflict in Colombia, which has generated over three million internally displaced persons, has dramatic humanitarian consequences and raises serious issues regarding the protection of the displaced persons’ rights. The underlying reasons for the displacement often lie in the dynamics associated with territorial control and land seizures undertaken for strategic, military or purely economic purposes. An integral reparation policy for victims must necessarily entail the reversion of lands, territories and goods seized in Colombia under the pretext of the internal armed conflict.
© 2010 Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
Felipe Gómez Isa