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Case of the Afro-Descendant Communities Displaced from the Cacarica River Basin (Operation Genesis) v. Colombia

Operation Genesis, a counterinsurgency operation, took place from February 24 through February 27, 1997 in the Saliquí River and the Truandó River. This was a zone near the territories of Afro-descendent communities of the Cacarica River Basin. The State had allegedly violated the right to collective property of these communities because it permitted and tolerated their displacement and illegal exploitation of natural resources by companies. The operation resulted in the death and forced displacement of hundreds of people living in this region. The Court found that the State violated the American Convention on Human Rights.

Case Summary: Case of the Afro-descendant Communities Displaced from the Cacarica River Basin (Operation Genesis) v. Colombia, Case Summary

Year
2013
Country
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?
Case Summary
Yes