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Victims of the conflict participate in the elaboration of the Territorial Action Plans (PAT) of their departments and municipalities

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Bogotá D.C.
18 Jun 2020

• Territorial Action Plans are the planning instrument of the public policy of victims that must be articulated with the development plans of local governments. Thanks to the virtual tools, the Ministry of the Interior, through the Group of Articulation of the Victims Policy, and the Unit for the Comprehensive Attention and Reparation to Victims, socialized with the coordinators of the Departmental Tables of Effective Participation of Victims and the representatives of the victims in the Territorial Committees of Transitional Justice throughout the country, the guidelines in the preparation of the Territorial Action Plans of their departments and municipalities.

“Achieving this interaction with representatives of victims is essential for the implementation of public policy that recognizes them and seeks to protect. The entire institutional framework and government of President Iván Duque have a clear commitment to the victims of the conflict, who are also protected by law,” said Alicia Arango Olmos, Minister of the Interior.

This conference, which had more than 100 attendees, is very important due to the participatory and advocacy role that the Tables of Effective Participation have in the process of building the departmental and municipal Territorial Action Plans (PAT). It also seeks to create bridges for the coordination of victims with territorial entities.

It should be noted that the Territorial Action Plans are the planning instrument of the public policy for victims that will be implemented during the term of the Territorial Development Plans of the current administrations.
The Law of Victims and Restitution of Lands, defined the public policy of victims, which establishes competences, at different levels of government, to prevent, protect, attend, assist and repair individuals, families, groups and communities that have suffered the consequences of the armed conflict.

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