Armed Conflict, Victims Reparation and Land Restitution in Colombia

Friday 11 May, 2012
8:45am - 2:30pm, $0

Columbia University, Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway, Satow Confernce Room


Seminar agenda:

8:45-9:00 Introduction

Jose Antonio Ocampo, Professor of Columbia University
Fabio Sánchez, Visiting Scholar of Columbia University and Full Professor Universidad de los Andes

9:00-11:00 First Session - The Origins and Scope of the Land Restitution Law

History and the Legislative Process of Land Restitution: Guillermo Rivera, Chamber Representative

Is Land Restitution Redistribution?: Rodrigo Uprimny, Researcher of DeJusticia

Social and Economic Structure of the Rural Sector and Its Implications for Land Restitution: Ana María Iba�ez, Director of The Economic Development Research Center-CEDE- Universidad de los Andes

The New Map of the Colombian Violent Groups and Threats to Land Restitution: Aldo Civico, Director of The International Institute of Peace -Rutgers University


Questions and Discussion
Moderator: María Paula Saffon, Political Science- Columbia University


11:00-11:20 Coffee Break


11:20-1:30 Second Session - Implementation and Obstacles to Land Restitution and Victims' Reparation

The Implementation of Land Restitution: Alejandro Reyes, Advisor to the Ministry of Agriculture

The Implementation of Victims Reparation: Paula Gaviria, Director of the Victims Reparation Bureau

Is Land Restitution a Start Point of a new and definitive Peace Process?: Marc Chernick, Center for Latin American Studies - Georgetown University

Comments on Reparation and Justice for the Victims: Elvira María Restrepo, Professor -University of Miami

Questions and Discussion
Moderator and Final Thoughts: Jose Antonio Ocampo, Professor- Columbia University

1:30-2:30 Lunch Reception

Sponsored by: Universidad de los Andes, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Institute for Latin American Studies, and Economic and Political Development Concentration.
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