Project Details


What social and legal impacts does the regime of joint and several ownership of a rural property generate in the community? This regime is regulated in the Civil Code as a quasi-contract. It is a form of property devised for particular and transitory legal situations such as inheritance. The Code itself establishes that no one is obliged to live in community, because it can be demanded, even through the courts, its liquidation.
However, despite the fact that it was originally intended as a transitory space called for its liquidation, it has become a permanent figure used by INCORA (as a mechanism of agrarian reform) or by individuals in the acquisition of land. This generates different relationships within the community that are characterized by dependence among the co-owners, the lack of clear rules and the difficulty to liquidate the community. In this sense, the lack of clear rules generates community arrangements that influence the decision making process regarding the land assigned to each community member. This research uses a case study to understand the social and legal limitations and problems that arise from the common and proindividual property regime.
The project is justified by the need of these communities to materialize the liquidation of the community, a right that is systematically obstructed by a series of requirements from the public authorities that, in turn, generate friction within the communities. The analysis of the social situation and the interpretation of the norms that regulate the matter is the first step to guarantee a full property right to each community member.


1. Complementary research training for undergraduate students
2. Participation in scientific events and student conferences presenting research results
3. Dissemination of knowledge and problems of the Sumapaz in the town of San Juan through an academic event
4. Preparation of a primer on property rights and land use in the Sumapaz region
5. Training courses, seminars or workshops focused on strengthening the legal knowledge of leaders of the organizational processes of the Sumapaz
6. Articulation with associations, unions, groups and other groups with an impact on the territory
7. Article to be published in an indexed magazine (B or C Colciencias)
8. Audiovisual piece of a maximum of 10 minutes for dissemination and awareness of territorial conflicts in the territory

Commitments / Obligations

15-07-2020 decide iniciar en enero de 2021, pendiente respuesta comité de ética y presupuesto mes a mes

Artículo publicable en revista indexada
Cartilla digital
Formación de pregrado
Realización cursos de capacitación, seminarios y talleres
Eventos científicos
Evento de socialización con comunidades y autoridades locales
Effective start/end date6/10/213/10/22

Main Funding Source

  • Internal


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