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Osamah, the Yemeni activist who has not seen reconciliation

El Colombiano, a newspaper in Medellín, interviewed Osama Al Fakih, a human rights defender from Yemen, who was part of our 5th Global Workshop. The event, held in August in Cali and Bogotá, brought 15 activists from around the world who debated the need to reopen civil society spaces to defend human rights.
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Murat Çelikkan: When dissent becomes crime

This weekend he was supposed to come to Colombia, to a forum on human rights in Cali. Today the Turkish activist is in jail for being editor of an opposition newspaper.
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Dejusticia, ICAR and ECCJ release updated report on Assessments of Existing National Action Planson Business and HR

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), and the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia) are pleased to release an updated report on Assessments of Existing National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights.
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#VenezuelaBienvenida, a call for solidarity

With this initiative, we want to bring Colombians closer to the stories of the Venezuelans who migrated to our country and the deep economic and humanitarian crisis that Venezuela is experiencing.
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A Colombian woman appeals to the government for help locating her son arbitrarily detained in Venezuela

Ramona Rangel reports that on July 30th, the [Venezuelan] Bolivarian Intelligence Service took her 24-year-old son, Juan Pedro Lares, from his home in Venezuela. 11 days later, and still without any updates regarding his whereabouts, Rangel is asking the Colombian Embassy in Venezuela for help with her search.
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Open Applications for Intensive Course on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The Intensive Course on Social Rights opens its application process, open until August 15, 2017. The course, which will be taught from October 23 to 27, 2017 in Bogotá, offers advanced training on litigation, research, jurisprudence and innovative strategies for implementing social rights.
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Crisis in Venezuela: Why isn’t this just another protest?

Dejusticia invited two human right defenders of the NGO Provea (Venezuelan Education-Action Program on Human Rights) to visit Colombia and explain in detail the current profound political and social crisis that the neighboring country faces.
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Open Applications to the 15th International Human Rights Colloquium

If you are a human rights activist or an agent of social transformation in Latin America, Africa or Asia, apply to the 15th International Human Rights Colloquium, which will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from October 1 to 6, 2017.
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New article by our Director on reimagining human rights

Our Director, César Rodríguez, published the article "Reimagining Human Rights" in the Journal of International Law and International Affairs.
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