En el panorama del conflicto armado colombiano, la región del Urabá ha sido un botín de particular interés para las organizaciones armadas al margen de la ley, y por lo tanto una de las regiones más victimizadas de Colombia. Desde hace aproximadamente cincuenta años, grupos guerrilleros y paramilitares se han arraigado en esta zona que cumple una serie de características: primero, ser un corredor de movilidad y tráfico de armas y estupefacientes; segundo, ser un territorio apto para proyectos de agricultura extensiva, ganadería, cultivos de uso ilícito y minería, y tercero, ser un territorio que ha sufrido la ausencia del Estado.
For years the people in Choco, Colombia, have been victims of armed conflict and displacement. Now, they are taking back their home and their community.

A Year in Review

We are pleased to present an interactive look back on ICTJ’s work in 2018—its challenges and triumphs—as we prepare for a promising and more just year ahead.


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Two women abducted by the Lord´s Resistance Army (LRA) return home with their children born of war and fight to be included in a society that deems them criminals.

What do we mean by justice in these circumstances? How do we balance the interests of justice and dignity with the pursuit of peace and stability? What can be done to restore the basic values of trust and respect in a system shattered by atrocities perpetrated on an enormous scale? How does a society recover?