Source: (2009) Cartahena: Grupo de Investigación en Desarrollo Social – GIDES, Universidad de San Buenaventura.

This document examines three core aspects to this investigation: the first discusses how the “transition” discourse is added to and used as a tool in the extensive development that war and peace discourses have undergone in Colombia; the second refers to the relationship between social practices and public policies as regards the recognition and protection of victims of conflict in Colombia, particularly internal forced displacement; the third deals with the concern for the new aspect that the dispute for the right to reparation adds to the political treatment of a possible end to the internal armed conflict in Colombia.(excerpt)