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Technical Profiles: Closer to Home: A Critical Analysis of Colombia’s Proposed Land Law

Colombia Policy Land Law

The U.S. has a historic opportunity to work with Colombia’s recently elected president, Juan Manuel Santos, to advance proposed land policy (a component of the “Victims Law” currently under consideration in Colombia) and address the grievances of millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs) while also spurring meaningful development. To achieve these gains, U.S. policy-makers must first understand the gaps in President Santos’ proposed land policy, then advance a series of recommendations to ensure such policy fulfills the rights of those displaced from their lands.

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