Dejusticia’s Drug Policy Research Coordinator is the new representative at the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)

Isabel Pereira, research coordinator for Drug Policy at Dejusticia, has been elected as the Latin America and Caribbean representative at the Membership Advisory Council of the International Drug Policy Consortium.
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Venezuela in A Helix

The Helix gets its name from the geometric shape of the building that houses the prison, which resembles a spiral. The riot in the prison and the Venezuelan elections this Sunday can surely deepen this crisis and the arbitrariness of Maduro’s regime.

Dejusticia’s Drug Policy Research Coordinator is the new representative at the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)

Isabel Pereira, research coordinator for Drug Policy at Dejusticia, has been elected as the Latin America and Caribbean representative at the Membership Advisory Council of the International Drug Policy Consortium.
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Climate change lawsuit: from theory to action

Dejusticia and the Ministry of Environment met with government agencies, academia, and civil society to build together a path forward to comply with the Court's orders to stop deforestation in the Amazon.
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25 Voices Against Deforestation

From 17 cities around Colombia, these boys, girls, and young adults between the ages of 7 and 26 were the impetus for the First Lawsuit on Climate Change and the Future Generations of Latin America.

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.

 

Juan Pedro Lares: The freed prisoner that never was

Juan Pedro Lares, a 24-year old Colombian-Venezuelan young man, who was abducted by a hundred civilian-dressed members of the Venezuelan Intelligence, the National Guard, the police, and armed civilian groups from his family’s home in July of last year was finally set free . But a feeling of injustice still lingers.

Venezuela in A Helix

The Helix gets its name from the geometric shape of the building that houses the prison, which resembles a spiral. The riot in the prison and the Venezuelan elections this Sunday can surely deepen this crisis and the arbitrariness of Maduro’s regime.

A cure to end homicides

Examples from initiatives across Mexico, Colombia and South Africa shed some light on policies that could help reduce the homicide rate across the Global South. Inclusive and holistic policies that include a wide range of societal actors may offer remedies to tackle this crisis.

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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