Go big or go home? : lessons learned from the Colombian victims' reparation system
Nelson Camilo Sánchez León and Clara Sandoval-Villalba
Reparations for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity : systems in place and systems in the making
Leiden : Brill Nijhoff, 2020
p. 547-570 : tabl.
In the first section of the chapter, the authors provide a brief overview of the reparation tools available in the country, in which they will include the existing options for accessing reparations, both in transitional and non-transitional mechanisms. This means that in Colombia, there is a plurality of mechanisms to provide reparation to victims of the armed conflict and not exclusively its drp under Law 1448/ 2011 (Victims and Land Restitution Law – here in after Law 1448). This is something to be noted as co-existence of systems to provide reparation tends to be overlooked in specialised literature on the subject and remains a significant aspect of any reparation process. In the second section, the chapter analyses the progress and challenges in providing reparation to victims under Law 1448, with particular emphasis on some particular forms of reparation like compensation, rehabilitation and land restitution. The third section reflects on the system taking into account the theory on reparation but also similar debates in other countries facing similar challenges. Finally, the chapter concludes with some brief conclusions and lessons learned not only about Colombia but the overall challenge of providing reparation to victims in conflict and post-conflict situations.
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