Posts Tagged ‘Víctimas’

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The Displaced Persons’ “Tutela” Writ

While eveyone discusses the “tutela” writs of Mayor Petro’s case, the 10th anniversary of perhaps the most important tutela decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court has been forgotten: the T-025 of 2004. Since then, then, this decisions has been protecting the rights of five million colombians that are victims of forced displacement.

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Should They Put Up with It?

Should the neighbors of a police station, who suffer damage to their property or their person from guerrilla attacks directed against the police station, tough it out and assume the cost of these injuries on their own? Or, should the state compensate them so they can rebuild their lives?

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Coalition Report UN Resolution 1325 on Peace and Democracy in Colombia

Since 2011, Coalition 1325 has drafted a report on UN Security Council´s Resolution 1325 monitoring the implementation of the Resolution in Colombia. This year, given the peace dialogues between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, this report is especially important because Resolution 1325 calls upon signatory states to include women in peace processes and post conflict scenarios, and to guarantee the rights of the women victims of armed conflict.

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Injustices and Wars

Injustices cause wars but wars, in turn, also cause injustices. In Colombia, for example, injustice derives from the high inequality in agrarian land ownership, which was used by the guerrillas as a justification for their armed uprising.

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