5 years after the Victims’ and Collective Territories Restitution Law was passed a seminar evaluates its impact on indigenous and Afro-Descendent communities in Colombia.Read More
The meeting, organized by the National University, Dejusticia, the Office for Restitution, and the Swiss Embassy, seeks to encourage exchanges of reflections and local, national, and international experiences about land restitution processes and territorial rights from the approaches of “Do No Harm” and Transitional Justice.Read More
The organizations and people who make up this Territorial Rights and Land Restitution Monitoring Organizations Network express out general support for the territorial rights and land restitution policy.Read More
With six votes in favor and two against, the Constitutional Court ruled that the article of the National Development Plan that permits mining in paramos is unconstitutional.
Moreover, with a 5-3 vote, the Court decided that victims’ rights to land restitution supercedes Development Projects of National Strategic Interest.
In August 2015 Dejusticia intervened in this litigation arguing these measures’ unconstitutionality.Read More
In his most recent opinion piece called “President Santos, Please Save Land Restitution”, columnist León Valencia strongly criticizes some of the main policies of the Santos administration.Read More
Land reform in Colombia, while politically sensitive, is necessary to stabilize the country and end a violent conflict that has plagued Colombians for more than half a century. Colombia’s internal fighting has deprived millions of their land and livelihood. Adopted in June 2011, Colombia’s Victims and Land Restitution Law, also known as Law 1448, is an important advance in providing restitution for those displaced by the conflict.Read More