Saffon, Maria Paula & Rodrigo Uprimny (2009) Reparations for Land Dispossession and Distributive Justice in Colombia, PRIO Policy Brief, 6. Oslo: PRIO.
Selected Briefs from the Seminar ‘Land Reform and Distributive Justice in the Settlement of Internal Armed Conflicts’, Bogotá, 5–6 June 2009
Saffon and Uprimny propose the notion of ‘transformative reparations’ as a more adequate perspective from which to conceive reparations to victims of the Colombian armed conflict, and particularly to victims of land dispossession, than the more traditional perspective of restitution. Such a notion attempts to look at reparations not only as a form of corrective justice, but also as an opportunity to overcome structural conditions of inequality and exclusion, which might be root causes at the basis of a conflict, and which are in any case contrary to distributive justice.
Bogotá seminar, 5-6 June 2009
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