More About the Project The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights establish that corporations have the responsibility to respect human rights. Respecting human rights, according to the Guiding Principles, implies to engage in the provision of remedies where corporations have caused or contributed to human rights wrongs. Human rights violations, though, are not standard abuses. They have a profound impact on individual’s and collective dignity. Hence, reparations should address such moral dimension along with the material redress required in connection to the corporate human rights wrongs. Symbolic Reparations (SR) (e.g. public apologies, commemorations and tributes to victims, memorials, etc.) are recognized as remedy mechanisms uniquely positioned to tackle such intangible dimension of human rights violations and effectively contribute to the restoration of victim’s dignity. Yet, the provision of symbolic remedies by corporations remains a largely neglected topic. While the theory and practice of SR has been the object of extensive discussion when deployed by states, particularly in transitional justice context the actual and potential role of private actors on such reparation schemes remains barely explored. In 2016, after more than five decades of conflict, the Colombian government and FARC guerrilla signed a peace agreement. During the conflict many business corporations found themselves enmeshed in serious human rights violations. Thus, the current Colombian transitional justice context, offers an excellent field research opportunity to understand and assess different case-studies of corporate SR initiatives. The aim of this research is to shed light on the triggers and constrains at play in the implementation of SR mechanisms led, or participated, by corporations. Ultimately, the goal is to identify the key elements that should be part of effective and morally relevant corporate remedy initiatives. The project leverages on the concept of Restorative Justice as a potential avenue for a more comprehensive reparatory approach combining material and symbolic approaches in the Colombian context.