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.
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.