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The Spirit Level

Shouldn’t the struggle for greater equality be one of the main issues in the electoral debate given that Colombia is one of the most unequal countries in the world?

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A census without peasants?

How is the State going to take peasants into account in its policies if it does not count them in its main instrument for collecting information, which is the census? The request of peasants is fair because this population has historically suffered from structural discrimination. A single piece of data shows that: rural poverty (45%) is approximately three times higher than urban poverty (15%).

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The Many Fundamental Rights That Were Violated as to the Wayúu Population: Special Report by Dejusticia

On March 9, 2017, Dejusticia presented a report in support of the Constitutional Court’s inspection of La Guajira. This on-site visit by the Court was part of its follow up on a tutela filed by a private citizen, which complained that Wayúu children were being denied the rights to health, food, and potable water (process T-5.697.370). The goal of Dejusticia’s supporting report was to provide complementary information to the High Court about the humanitarian crisis that the department of La Guajira is suffering, where, according to indigenous leaders, between 80 and 90 children died from malnutrition.

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Artículo de Litigio

Press Release – International human rights network intervenes in case challenging large-scale disconnection of water supply to tens of thousands of low-income residents in Detroit

New York. February 9, 2015. The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), a global network of over 220 groups and 50 individual advocates from around the world working to secure economic and social justice through human rights, has requested leave from the U.S. District Court to be recognized as amicus curiae[1] in the case of Lyda et al. v. City of Detroit[2]in support of residents challenging the City of Detroit’s decision to cut off water supply to thousands of households unable to pay their bills.

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The Future of Human Rights: From Gatekeeping to Symbiosis

The international human rights movement faces a context of uncertainty due to: (i) the rise of a multipolar world with new emerging powers, (ii) the emergence of new actors and legal and political strategies, (iii) the challenges and opportunities presented by information and communication technologies, as well as (iv) the threat posed by extreme environmental degradation.

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Human Rights, Democracy, and Development

Human rights are undergoing a transformation. Around the world debates have proliferated regarding human rights discourses, practices, and studies to the point that some speak about “the end of human rights.” This context is unlike anything since the beginning of the international human rights system around the mid twentieth century.

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Health Care: Afro Descendents

Public action of unconstitutionality of articles 1 through 30 of the Law 691 of 2001, which regulates the participation of ethnic groups in the General System of Social Security, alleging violations of the introduction and of articles 1, 2, 7, 11, 12, 13, 48, 49, 70, 85, 93, 330 (paragraph), 55 transitory of the Political Constitution.

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Social Security: Same-Sex Couples

Lawsuit challenging the normas of article 1 of Law 54 of 1990 and articles 47, 74 & 163 of Law 100 of 1993, which restrict social security benefits to heterosexual couples.

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Health: Same-Sex Couples

Citizen intervention in challenge to the constitutionality of Law 100 of 1993, which limits health benefits to heterosexual couples.

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