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amicus brief regarding a tutela on the issue of reparation to victims of forced displacement.

July 23, 2010

Dejusticia presented an amicus brief regarding the scope and routes of access to the right of reparation, as well as the scope of Colombian legislation on forced displacement and reparation, among others.

We argue that Colombia has the obligation to provide reparation for victims of forced displacement, which must take into account that a significant number of victims were in positions of vulnerability and exclusion prior to their displacement. Thus, reparation measures satisfy rights rather than return victims to their previous conditions of exclusion. Such measures are necessary for building a democratic state and the national reconciliation process. State measures must provide various mechanisms to claim rights, and include measures of restitution, satisfaction, and rehabilitation, and the State must develop a national policy to ensure consistency between measures of reparation and other measures.

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