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Still a Dream

Title: Still a Dream

Despite the promises of Colombia’s Victims Law, land restitution on the Caribbean Coast has barely begun. Still a Dream shows the tremendous obstacles that face implementation, including the lack of protections for returning communities, as well as the pressures that are causing small farmers and Afro-Colombian communities to continue to be pushed off their lands. As Colombia’s peace negotiations advance, the ability of the government to deliver on its promises to victims of violence is essential to the construction of a just and lasting peace. The report provides recommendations to the Colombian government and international community on how to fairly, effectively, and safely advance land restitution and reparations.

Year: 2011

Author: Latin America Working Group Education Fund and Lutheran World Relief