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“Today, even Chavistas are persecuted in Venezuela”: Rafael Uzcátegui

The director of the Venezuelan NGO Provea, who was invited by Dejusticia to visit Colombia, talks about the departure of prosecutor Luisa Ortega and a possible new wave of protests that could reach the main cities in his country.
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The civil rights of the families of missing persons need to be protected

Gloria Mansilla and her daughters await the ruling of the Constitutional Court against a ruling that did not allow them to keep a property acquired through a loan, before her husband and father Miguel Angel Diaz disappeared.
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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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Los Guáimaros resist being forgotten

August 30th marks the 15th anniversary of the massacre in the village of Los Guáimaros, in Montes de María. Despite the cruelty of those 15 deaths and their impact, their story remains untold and no one knows who did it.
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The Agreements for the Substitution of Illicit Crops must have a gender perspective

GPaz and Dejusticia presented contributions for the inclusion of the gender approach in the route to the formulation and implementation of Collective Agreements within the framework of the National Comprehensive Substitution Plan.
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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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Dejusticia refrains from commenting on selection of Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) members

In order to maintain our autonomy and preserve the capacity for independent reflection, we will not comment on the applicants to the Integral System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition.
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Rural reform decree to resolve historic debt with peasants

Terrible conditions in the countryside and lack of access to land are linked to the armed conflict. Point one of the Peace Agreement, which is under study by the Constitutional Court, addresses these issues. Dejusticia presented an intervention supporting most of its content.
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