Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Arts (MA)
Immigration and Settlement Studies
Examines the situation of forced migration in Colombia by identifying how profound inequalities, a lack of governmental authority, and a crisis in national identity have contributed to the emergence of armed irregular groups and the perpetuation of the civil conflict. The Colombian conflict which has last[ed] for more than forty years has perpetuated extreme criminal violence, grave human rights abuses and massive levels of population displacement. Determinants or push factors involved in Colombian internal displacement and asylum seeking are analyzed to draw similarities between these two experiences to further question the distinctions maintained between them in international law.
Vunderink, Tracy, "Forced to flee : contemporary Colombian refugee migration & internal displacement" (2005). Theses and dissertations. Paper 406.