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Populism United States

Despite Biden’s Victory, Authoritarian Populism Continues to Threaten U.S. Democracy

The Republican Party violates norms which protect democracy more frequently than 85% of other political parties leading democracies around the world. Their lack of commitment to these norms shows that the U.S. political system could be weakened even further if another antidemocratic leader comes to power.
UNHCR country offices

“Protecting Human Rights on the Ground,” a report on UNHCR country offices

This research is intended to offer tools to the Venezuelan human rights movement, to other civil society organizations, and to States who have an interest in the establishment of a UNHCR office in Venezuela.

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Santrich Case

Santrich Case: Dejusticia Defends and Respects the Autonomy and Independence of the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) administers justice according to the terms of the Colombian Constitution. Its decisions must be respected, even though they can be criticized and controverted through ...
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Amazon, Colombia

The Colombian government has failed to fulfill the Supreme Court’s landmark order to protect the Amazon

This Friday, April 5th, marks one year since Colombia’s Supreme Court of Justice ruled that the government must abate climate change by stopping deforestation in the Amazon. In its decision ...
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Join our Petition in Change.org: We want zero deforestation in the Amazon

We, the 25 children and youth who won the first case in Latin America involving climate change and future generations, met with experts and civil society organizations in Colombia to ...
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Deforestación, Colombia

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

Last March 5, 2019, the youth plaintiffs in the writ of protection (tutela) case involving climate change and future generations met with experts and civil society organizations to submit a ...
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Venezuela, diplomatic crisis

Leading Human Rights Organizations Support a Democratic, Non-Violent Solution to Venezuela’s Crisis

On January 23, Venezuelans took to the streets in massive numbers, rejecting Nicolas Maduro’s claim to a new presidential term based on an illegitimate electoral process, and supporting an end ...
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Cambio climático, medio ambiente

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

The news that 25 children and youth made history in Latin America by suing the Colombian government for failure to protect the Amazon rainforest reached Stockholm. The youth plaintiffs were ...
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Despite Biden’s Victory, Authoritarian Populism Continues to Threaten U.S. Democracy

The Republican Party violates norms which protect democracy more frequently than 85% of other political parties leading democracies around the world. Their lack of commitment to these norms shows that the U.S. political system could be weakened even further if another antidemocratic leader comes to power.
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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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Stories
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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