Waiting to Advertise: Children and Junk Food

By Valentina Rozo | May 28, 2019

The strategy, then, is simple: companies assure themselves a client for life, without the person even knowing they’re being sold something.

Sentences for drug traffickers from South America’s Pacific

By Dejusticia | May 16, 2019

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.

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.
On April 5, 2018, the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia demanded that the State protect the Colombian Amazon from deforestation, giving the reason to a group of 25 children and young people who, accompanied by Dejusticia, sued the State for not guaranteeing their rights to life and the environment.
Deforestación, Colombia

#LetsChangeTheGoal: We ask for a change in the deforestation target proposed in the National Development Plan

Civil society organizations sent a letter to Congress asking that the committee in charge of the National Development Plan change the indicators of deforestation results in Colombia.
Cambio climático, medio ambiente

25 Voices against Deforestation: Finalists for the Children’s Climate Prize

The prize, which was awarded this 20th of November in Stockholm (Sweden), sought to highlight youth-led initiatives across the globe aimed at confronting the challenge of climate change.

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.

These are the protagonists


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.


The first climate change and future generations lawsuit in Latin America

The protagonists behind the lawsuit

Supreme Court rules in favor of young people!

Help us build the Intergenerational Pact for the Amazon

The government and the 25 children and young people who filed a lawsuit to stop deforestation in the Amazon and tackle climate change must now create a plan to achieve this goal. Everyone can join the effort to protect this ecosystem.

Sign our petition on Change.org

Timeline of the climate change and
future generations lawsuit in Colombia

  • May 26, 2018

    Plaintiffs meet for a second time in Bogotá

    The twenty five plaintiffs get together in Bogota to keep building the Intergenerational Pact for the Life of the Colombian Amazon (PIVAC).
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  • May 15, 2018

    First meeting between the Ministry of Environmental and Dejusticia

    The Ministry of Environment and Dejusticia organized the first workshop to build the Short, Medium and Long-Term Action Plan to stop deforestation in the Amazon and the Intergenerational Pact for the Life of the Colombian Amazon (PIVAC).
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  • April 5, 2018

    The Supreme Court decides on the case

    The Supreme Court of Justice ruled in the second instance in favor of the plaintiffs.
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  • March 20, 2018

    Different actors in civil society, state, and academia filed additional interventions in support of the case

    These include legal clinics at Colombian universities such as Los Andes, Rosario, Javeriana and Externado. In addition, climate scientist James Hansen and six indigenous associations from the Colombian Amazon submitted an amicus.
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  • February 16, 2018

    The plaintiffs appeal the district court’s decision

    Plaintiffs file an appeal before the Superior Tribunal of Bogota’s Judicial District. The case heads to the Supreme Court of Justice.
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  • February 13, 2018

    A district court decides on the case

    The Superior Tribunal of Bogota’s Judicial District - Civil Chamber decides on the case, denying the plaintiff’s petitions. One of the three justices presents a minority opinion in favor of the lawsuit.
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  • February 6, 2018

    Other actors submit amici curiae in support of the lawsuit

    These include the National Environmental Forum, the environmentalist Julio Carrizosa, the Environmental Studies Institute (IDEA) at the National University, and the General Solicitor in charge of environmental matters.
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  • January 29, 2018

    The lawsuit was filed

    The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit (also known as tutela) before the Superior Tribunal of Bogota’s Judicial District.
    Read more | Know the key points of the lawsuit

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