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About the speaker

Jorge Salcedo is a fourth year Law PhD candidate from the Universidad del Rosario, a political scientist from the Universidad de los Andes and until last year, he was also a Research Coordinator for the National Reparation and Reconciliation Commission, Centre for Historical Memory, at the Office of the President of the Republic, Colombia.

Jorge’s thesis focuses on the development of academic knowledge and explores the issues concerning the right to return for Colombia's forced migrants. Jorge’s thesis is based on an interdisciplinary dialogue between politics and law, specifically between the social mobilisation of displaced people and the regulations and public policies regarding return, and aims to contribute to the understanding of the relationship between the causes and consequences of forced displacement of return migration, thus improving the institutional response and initiatives of displaced people regarding this issue.

The title of his paper is: The Colombian legal framework for reparation and attention for internal displaced people as a field of political dispute: a study from the perspective of displaced rural communities that have mobilized to demand and exercise their right to return and the restitution of their land.


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