Compensation or restitution of land rights in the Colombian peacemaking process

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Collection

  • NIBR-notat

Document type

Publication date

  • 2009

Series/Report no

  • NIBR-notat 2009:119

Publisher

  • Oslo: Norsk institutt for by- og regionforskning

ISBN

  • 978-82-7071-815-3

ISSN

  • 0801-1702

Abstract

  • Land ownership is historically linked to brute power in Colombia. Thw 3.5 million internally displaced people (IPD) of today have lost about 1 million hectares of land. This paper argues restitution will be very costly, but it might be necessary to avoid impunity to prevent similar land confiscations in future. Tilknyttet prosjekt Land property rights in peacemaking processes