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International Humanitarian Law and Victims of Child Recruitment as Targets of an Attack

An interpretation of the spirit of IHL, manifested in the principles of military necessity and humanity, as well as the IHRL standards applicable to children, should always prohibit the State from causing excessive death or injury. There is nothing more excessive than killing recruited children —vulnerable, discriminated against, and abandoned by the State— in order to gain a military advantage that could have been achieved through other means.

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REQUIEM FOR JUSTICE: 44 writers, musicians and activists rally against social injustice and oppression amidst Covid-19

 Landscapes of Hope, a network of 25 civil society organizations from Latin America, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, led by the Belgian NGO Action for Hope will ...
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Colombia must implement the IACHR’s recommendations regarding social leaders, even during the pandemic

The report Human Rights Defenders and Social Leaders in Colombia, recently presented by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) after their visit to the country in November 2018 repeatedly ...
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We won the Tang Prize!

Dejusticia, a Colombian think-do-tank with 15 years of history, is one of the three organizations in the world awarded this year with the Tang Prize in the Rule of Law ...
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INCLO condemns the use of excessive force and the misuse of less-lethal weapons against protesters in the USA

News media reports indicate that rubber bullets, tear gas and in some cases live ammunition have been used by police officers against protesters, in violation of the basic human rights ...
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Superior Court of Bogotá reaffirms that the right to defend human rights of social justice leaders must be protected

On May 11, the First Civil Chamber of the Superior Court of Bogota affirmed the protection of ten leaders in Colombia’s right to defend human rights. This important ruling confirms ...
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Climate Change Research Coordinator, International Area

Application deadline: Wednesday, 29 January 2020 Complete applications should be sent to Juan David Cabrera ([email protected]). The Climate Change Coordinator of the International Area will work with the area Director and ...
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International Humanitarian Law and Victims of Child Recruitment as Targets of an Attack

An interpretation of the spirit of IHL, manifested in the principles of military necessity and humanity, as well as the IHRL standards applicable to children, should always prohibit the State from causing excessive death or injury. There is nothing more excessive than killing recruited children —vulnerable, discriminated against, and abandoned by the State— in order to gain a military advantage that could have been achieved through other means.
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The Duque Government Before the United Nations: A Zero in Conduct

Above all of this disorder, something remains constant: the Duque government’s decided interest to weaken international supervision of human rights not only in the Interamerican system, but also in the United Nations.
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Digital Transitions in Transitional Justice

The digitalization of transitional justice should not be seen as a long-term solution, as it can never replace the visceral dynamics of in-person human interaction and emotion, both essential in transitional justice processes.
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FromTheTerritory

We travel with 20 indigenous activists of the world to the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Listen to this story about the Kankuama Resistance.


Dejusticia's
Documentaries

Discover some of the documentary pieces that we have made. Indigenous resistance, migration of Venezuelans to Colombia and stories of women coca growers, are some of our topics of interest.

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