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Human Rights and the Practical Power of Art

At a time when the human rights movement is facing great challenges, and at a moment when there is a widespread recognition that the human rights movement must be more interdisciplinary, and locally connected, human rights advocates should be more purposeful in integrating art, in addition to social sciences, into our practice.
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Dejusticia Kankuamos Sierra Nevada

The world is still wide and alien

The unforeseen incidents of bringing together a handful of indigenous leaders from around the world to Colombia for the First Global Workshop for Indigenous Leaders.
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Insecurity: desperate measures

Justice through people's own hands and the deaths in neighborhoods fights show the failure of the State in several sectors of the city, especially those that are outside the tourist circuit.
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“La señorita María” will not make part of the census

The census that began this week does not have the questions to properly account for the LGBT population, or the peasant population, or to evaluate multidimensional poverty.
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Poor census

The census that began to run electronically this week is characterized by improvisation, smallness and inequity.
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A census without peasants?

How is the State going to take peasants into account in its policies if it does not count them in its main instrument for collecting information, which is the census? The request of peasants is fair because this population has historically suffered from structural discrimination. A single piece of data shows that: rural poverty (45%) is approximately three times higher than urban poverty (15%).
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The unit of hope

The Missing Persons Search Unit has become a beacon of hope for the more than 60,000 families who carry with them the daily torture of enforced disappearances: the helpless waiting for clues as to the whereabouts of their loved one.
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Deliberation in division

What makes members of divided societies carefully consider the reasons for and against a decision before adopting it?
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“Incluidas” and “incluidos?”

Language has a political and symbolic dimension and that is why it is an important space to look for cultural transformations.
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2018 and the consolidation of peace

We must be deeply aware that in 2018 we will renew the representatives of the executive and legislative branches. In that context, we must have the vision to understand that those decisions will define the trajectory of the next decade.
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The prosecutor and his first year of transparency

Despite the fact that this oversight body has found many breaches of the Transparency Law, it has not imposed a single sanction yet. The sanctions regime has not even been defined.
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Circumscriptions, law and politics

The sentence by the Cundinamarca Tribunal that ordered the president of the Senate to send the legislative act on circumscriptions to President Santos for its promulgation is legally correct.
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