Category Archives: Land and territory

Buenaventura: Displacement for a Competitive Economy

The Association for Social Research and Action (Nomadesc) has defended human rights in the port city of Buenaventura since 1999, when the Pacific and Farallones fronts of the Calima Block of the Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia (AUC) paramilitary group began staging incursions in the area, leaving a trail of crime, theft, displacement and forced disappearance in their wake, all the way from Cali to Buenaventura. Continue reading Buenaventura: Displacement for a Competitive Economy

Land restitution: the case of Hacienda Bellacruz

The Foundation Committee in Solidarity with Political Prisoners (FCSPP) also provides integral accompaniment and legal representation for farming communities in land restitution cases. The case of Hacienda Bellacruz, now known as Hacienda La Gloria in southern Cesar, is perhaps its most emblematic. Continue reading Land restitution: the case of Hacienda Bellacruz

Naya: the long road to collective land titling

Since 2002, the Inter-Church Justice and Peace Commission (CIJP) accompanies and advises communities from the Naya River Basin Community Council, which is situated between the departments of Cauca and Valle del Cauca, on issues of legal security, implementing precautionary measures from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), organisational strengthening and human rights training. Continue reading Naya: the long road to collective land titling

Peoples’ Intercultural University: Towards a transformative, integral and participatory peace

For the Association for Social Research and Action (NOMADESC), education and research have been two transformative elements for resolving the armed conflict. Through its education strategy, Nomadesc has stimulated and accompanied different ways of teaching. Continue reading Peoples’ Intercultural University: Towards a transformative, integral and participatory peace