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.

Highlights

The National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS) needs more concreteness, a road map and a more global vision for integral rural development

We put forward some recommendations aimed at ensuring the proper implementation of point 4 of the Final Agreement: "Solution to the Problem of Illicit Drugs", especially in relation to the National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS).
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The National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS) needs more concreteness, a road map and a more global vision for integral rural development

We put forward some recommendations aimed at ensuring the proper implementation of point 4 of the Final Agreement: "Solution to the Problem of Illicit Drugs", especially in relation to the National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS).
Read more

The National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS) needs more concreteness, a road map and a more global vision for integral rural development

We put forward some recommendations aimed at ensuring the proper implementation of point 4 of the Final Agreement: "Solution to the Problem of Illicit Drugs", especially in relation to the National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS).
Read more

What are the effects of prior consultation processes in the life of indigenous peoples?

That indigenous peoples can dialogue with the government at the same level: this and other effects of prior consultation in the following video.

The National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS) needs more concreteness, a road map and a more global vision for integral rural development

We put forward some recommendations aimed at ensuring the proper implementation of point 4 of the Final Agreement: "Solution to the Problem of Illicit Drugs", especially in relation to the National Comprehensive Program for the Substitution of Illicit Crops (PNIS).

Lessons for Colombia from eight countries on corporate responsibility in transitional justice: report

"Peace, Everyone's Responsibility. Corporate Responsibility in Transitional Justice: Lessons for Colombia" examines the experience of eight countries that have investigated crimes committed by business-people in the context of conflicts and their lessons for post-conflict Colombia.

Dejusticia weighs in on the Ministry of Justice´s proposal regarding differentiated penal treatment

We comment the proposed draft law on the Regulation of Differential Criminal Treatment for individuals associated with the cultivation of illicit crops and women linked to small-scale drug trafficking.

Court Recognizes consumers’ Right to Access Information About the Effects of Sugary Drinks on Health – A First in Colombia

The Supreme Court vindicated the right of consumers to access a commercial about the health effects of sugary drinks whose dissemination had been prohibited.

From Sucre with love

Last week, the Diocese of Sucre and the LGBTI organizations of Sincelejo sent a joint message of love and reconciliation to combat discrimination against LGBTI people in that region.

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.

 

Constitutional Control for the Police Code

The constitutional control of the Police Code is absolutely necessary to prevent arbitrariness against citizens , to which the Congress of the Republic left us exposed.

Kidnapping and IHL

It is not coherent for the ELN to say it respects international humanitarian law (IHL) and seeks peace negotiations that meet the aspirations of Colombian society while it keeps practicing kidnapping for ransom.

Technology and civilization

Countries such as Colombia try to follow the path that developed countries took in their civilization process. That is fine, however, in that attempt, countries import the technology but leave aside the culture (coordination and self-regulation of the users) that the adequate operation of that technology requires.

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.

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