Colombia to repair victims of paramilitarism with 4.5m euros

Archive – Document of Peace Treaty in Colombia during the sixth anniversary ceremony – CHEPA BELTRAN / PRESS ZUM / CONTACT PHOTO


The Colombian Government has announced that the Victim Compensation Fund will allocate 23,000 million pesos (approximately 4.5 million euros) to approximately 8,000 people affected by the ‘Libertadores del Sur’, ‘Central Bolivar’ and ‘Miners’ paramilitary blocs. Justice and the Law of Peace.

The Colombian Victims Unit confirmed this Thursday that it will close the payment process that began with partial compensation on March 22, 2022, when courts awarded victims of these three groups. sentenced 8,894 victimizing acts, including murder, enforced displacement, enforced disappearance, forced conscription or kidnapping.

The unit celebrated this fact, which was “never attained”, referring to compensation compensation “which has been made with such a significant amount of resources from the fund and has benefited such a significant number of victims”.

Despite this, they point out that the amount ordered by justice was slightly higher, at 24,000 million pesos (4.69 million euros), but assures that “the Unit-managed Compensation Fund for Victims is progressing and progressing”. to comply with the orders of the Justice and Peace decisions, in order to fulfill the mission of ensuring and realizing the rights of the victims who have been waiting for compensation for the damage done by these paramilitary groups for years”.

On 22 March, the end of payments will be celebrated in the town of Barrancabermeja, Santander, during which a series of activities are planned to recognize and commemorate the victims of the armed conflict.

The Justice and Peace Act was passed by the government of Álvaro Uribe in 2005 to ensure the demobilization of the Colombian United Self-Defense Forces (AUC).

Source: Noti Merica

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