International director

Attention! Job Opportunity at Dejusticia

Dejusticia is seeking a dynamic International Area Director who will both lead and work alongside the team to ensure the efficient functioning of the international area in its multiple tasks.

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International director

Attention! Job Opportunity at Dejusticia

Dejusticia is seeking a dynamic International Area Director who will both lead and work alongside the team to ensure the efficient functioning of the international area in its multiple tasks.
Santrich Case

Santrich Case: Dejusticia Defends and Respects the Autonomy and Independence of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

In the face of this controversy, Dejusticia calls on the Appeals Section (Sección de Apelaciones) of the JEP to clarify the special rules on evidentiary matters which apply to the guarantee of non-extradition.
Amazon, Colombia

The Colombian government has failed to fulfill the Supreme Court’s landmark order to protect the Amazon

One year ago, the Colombian Supreme Court declared the Colombian Amazon a subject of rights, ordering the government to take measures to preserve it by curbing deforestation. However, the government has not taken sufficient action; meanwhile, threats to the rainforest continue to grow.

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Sentences for drug traffickers from South America’s Pacific

The harshest sentences are served by transporters who, in most cases, are dispensable actors in the value chain of narco-trafficking, and who are committing the crimes because of the marginalized and impoverished conditions in which they live.

The Sierra, Displaced

I thought about their story, the people and the situations they must have faced. I honored that by feeling the strength of the land and that the stone had witnessed the same. –Tiokasin, Lakota leader

We believe that empowered communities imbued in a culture of inclusiveness, and stronger, more rights-focused institutions can ignite virtuous cycles of community engagement, policy reform, and accountability.  We work to strengthen the rule of law and the voice of the Global South, empower vulnerable and marginalized communities, and combat inequality with a human rights focus.

Our teams work in seven thematic areas, nationally and internationally.

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Anti-Discrimination

We work to guarantee the right to equality. Our areas of focus are Ethnic and Racial Discrimination, and Gender Discrimination.

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Drug Policy

We work to incorporate a human rights and public health focus into existing drug policies, with both an international and a national focus.

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Economic Justice

We address issues of economic justice through our work in economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR), with our focus on justiciability and tax policy, and with our work in Business and Human Rights.

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Environmental Justice

We combine research and activism to protect the right to a healthy environment through the promotion of public participation in environmental decision making, sustainable territorial planning, and a human rights approach to climate change impacts.

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Judicial System

We contribute expertise and seek to influence the design and provision of judicial services and the protection of Constitutional and other legal rights.

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Rule of Law

Our areas of focus are: Strengthening Institutions & Independent Judicial Systems; Freedom of Expression, and Privacy, Intelligence & Access to Information.

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Transitional Justice

We focus on the rights of victims to truth, justice, reparation and reconciliation in Colombia, with an international perspective, which we bring through case studies of constitutional transitions in other regions and countries.

Dejusticia is an action-research center for legal and social studies. We believe that academic research can be committed to social justice and that our direct advocacy can be enriched by rigorous research. We are multidisciplinary and unafraid to experiment with multiple tools to effect change. 

We have five cross-cutting teams, which work across all issue areas, just as issue areas collaborate with all cross-cutting teams. 

 

Litigation

We develop, present and follow up on our own cases presented before the High Courts of Colombia. We also intervene, assist in or file amicus curiae in existing cases before Courts in Colombia, other countries, or before Commission or the Court in the Inter-American System.

Global South & North Collaborations

Coordinated by our Internationalization area, we seek to produce concrete changes in the practice and framing of human rights at the international level by amplifying the voice of the Global South to encourage the global human rights movement to be more diverse in ideas, debates and practices, and by fortifying the global human rights movement through collaboration, expertise and experience sharing, capacity-building and education, etc.

Education

We design and provide human rights education and capacity-building opportunities in a variety of formats—from online resources to workshops and conferences—to amplify the work of Global South advocates and assist academics, judges, policy designers and communities who seek to improve human rights conditions.

Communications

We work with all teams to identify themes, specific objectives, messages, and audiences, and to propose tools and develop effective language for greater impact. We are also journalists, and publish long form journalism in various news outlets.

Publications

We promote positive social change by producing rigorous studies and research-based policy proposals.  Publications are coordinated by our Operational Support area.

Partner Websites & Blogs

Dejusticia has launched multiple initiatives that have become stand-alone projects. This is part of our work to strengthen the voice of the Global South and provide useful tools for diverse communities.

Special Reports

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Food for trees: deforestation in the middle of Caquetá River

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Cúcuta: Emergency Exit

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Mining and oil projects: How to exercise citizen participation?

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Relatos Anfibios: A podcast oriented to narrative activism

Multimedia

Stories

From the Territory

Podcast

Relatos Anfibios

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Documentaries

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