No. Testimony before the Truth Commission does not confer any formal status under the Victims Act for purposes of accessing reparations or claiming land restitution. To do so, the participant must be listed in the Victims’ Register (RUV) and follow the corresponding administrative procedures. Similarly, in order to be recognized before the JEP as a special intervener, one must be accredited as a victim in one of the macro cases prioritized by this jurisdiction.

The purpose of testifying before the Truth Commission is to provide information about occurrences in the context of the conflict. The Commission’s account of the events that took place in the context of the conflict through its final report, brings—at least symbolic—recognition of the impact and damage caused by the institutional framework and the suffering of the victims.