Practice Relating to Rule 133. Property Rights of Displaced Persons
Section A. Safeguard of property rights
According to Colombia’s Law on Internally Displaced Persons (1997), IDPs have the right to retain ownership and possession of abandoned property.
According to Colombian case-law, IDPs have the right to retain ownership and possession of abandoned property.
In 2006, during the consideration of the third periodic report of Colombia before the Committee on the Rights of the Child, a representative of Colombia stated: “There … [are] also provisions [in the law] to avoid the alienation of property while the owner … [is] displaced.”