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Solutions for Colombia’s Displaced: The Constitutional Court, Commercial Activity and the Internal Displacement Crisis

Political violence in Colombia has caused one of the world’s worst internal displacement crises, with an estimated 4 million people uprooted over the past 20 years. The Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council, hosted a panel discussion on how to solve the challenges of the displacement crisis in Colombia.

On March 10, the Brookings-Bern Project on Internal Displacement, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council, hosted a panel discussion on how to solve the challenges of the displacement crisis in Colombia. A distinguished panel of experts discussed the impact of the Constitutional Court’s decisions on Internally Displaced Persons and the relationship between commercial activity and the internal displacement crisis, with a particular focus on the African palm oil industry. Additionally, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Washington Office on Latin America presented the results of their new study on palm oil activities in Afro-Colombian communities in the Pacific region of Colombia as a possible solution to the crisis.

After each panel, participants took audience questions.
 

Agenda

Introduction

Moderator

Panel One: Efforts to Have IDP Voices Heard And the Constitutional Court

G

Geiler Romaña

Asociación de Afrocolombianos Desplazados/Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians

M

Marco Romero

Consultoría para los Derechos Humanos y el Desplazamiento

A

Anne-Sophie Lois

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva

Panel Two: Palm-Oil Cultivation As a Solution for Colombia's IDP Crisis

D

Danilo Rueda

Inter-Ecclesstial Commission of Justice and Peace

A

Arild Birkenes

Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre of the Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva

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