Publications

Research & Publications

Dejusticia publications present the results of our academic research, providing useful criteria for academic and public debates on key issues, with a clear sense of how this work can have an impact on the defense of human rights.

All of our publications are available in digital format for free download, while the printed books can be found in bookstores in Bogotá and other cities.

We have four series within the Dejusticia Collection.

  • Dejusticia Series —  Academic book-length publications by Dejusticia members.
  • Documents Series — Short essays presenting academic arguments, public policy proposals or empirical and quantitative analyses on issues of public relevance.
  • Working Papers — English translations of selected titles from our Documents Series.
  • Guides — Public policy analysis and recommendations in a format that is accessible to the general public.

In this page, you can also find Reports and research by Dejusticia members published in other venues, as well as essays and public policy recommendations available in a simple format

Justice through Transitions: Conflict, Peacemaking and Human Rights in the Global South

What does justice mean in times of transition? What kinds of possibilities and dissapointments emerge from processes of seeking justice through transition? How might we understand these processes through narrative?
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Palliative Care: A Human Rights Approach to Health Care

This edition is an English translation of "Cuidados paliativos: El abordaje de la atención en salud desde un enfoque de derechos humanos", published by Dejusticia in August 2016; the data was not updated for the English translation.
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Rising to the Populist Challenge

This book collects and analyzes a repertoire of responses by human rights organizations to the crackdown against civil society in the populist context.

What should not be told: Tensions between the right to privacy and the access to information in cases of the voluntary termination of pregnancy

This document attempts to illustrate and analyze some of the tensions that exist between the right to privacy and other relevant constitutional rights and duties, such as the right to information and the duty to report in the context of the partial decriminalization of abortion in Colombia.

What should not be told: Tensions between the right to privacy and the access to information in cases of the voluntary termination of pregnancy

This document attempts to illustrate and analyze some of the tensions that exist between the right to privacy and other relevant constitutional rights and duties, such as the right to information and the duty to report in the context of the partial decriminalization of abortion in Colombia.

Overweight and counterweights

Through field work in twelve schools in Ciudad Bolívar in Bogotá, this document shows the need for the State to regulate and monitor the supply and advertising of ultra-processed food products in school environments.
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Palliative Care: A Human Rights Approach to Health Care

This edition is an English translation of "Cuidados paliativos: El abordaje de la atención en salud desde un enfoque de derechos humanos", published by Dejusticia in August 2016; the data was not updated for the English translation.

Victims and press after the war

The drive to conduct this research was born out of the tension that developed on May of 2017 in the context of the journalistic coverage of the exhumations of those who died in the Bojayá massacre.

The right to freedom of expression: advanced course for judges and legal practitioners in the Americas

This guide covers the main current legal rules under the inter-American order on freedom of expression.

Land restitution and territories: justifications, dilemmas and strategies

The teaching tools presented below aim to offer a database that will allow officials to quickly consult some of the most common challenges in their daily work.

Executive Summary Decision T-543 of 2017

The Constitutional Court held that the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce censored the organization Educar Consumidores, and it cautioned the Superintendency that henceforth it could not exercise prior control over informational contents.

Arguments and pathways for the ratification of the American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons

On June 15, 2015, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) adopted the text of the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons (Convention on Older Persons).

Palliative Care and its Status in Latin America

Dejusticia launched a report on the status of palliative care across eight countries in Latin America.

Other Publications

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Globalization and Human Rights Book Series

The series provides unique and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the interface of the global economy and human rights. It offers space for exploring the challenges of globalization, the role of human rights in framing and shaping regulation and politics and, more critically whether human rights are a mere product or legitimation of globalization.

Business and Human Rights. Beyond the End of the Beginning

The regulation of business in the global economy poses one of the main challenges for governance, as illustrated by the dynamic scholarly and policy debates about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and a possible international treaty on the matter.

Fighting the tide: Human Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global South

This text forms part of a long-term project undertaken by Dejusticia as part of its international work. The project revolves around the Global Action-Research Workshop for Young Human Rights Advocates that Dejusticia organizes each year to foster connections among and train a new generation of action researchers.

Human Rights Due Diligence to Identify, Prevent and Account for Human Rights Impacts by Business Enterprises

The aim of this document is to present to the IACHR, as it develops a report with guidelines for Business and Human rights and as it engages more generally with human rights violations in the context of business activities, a summary of the main areas of concern with regard to human rights due diligence.

BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: SUBMISSION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS

This document focuses on implementation and access to effective remedies in the context of business activities. It also collects Inter-American standards that have an impact on the monitoring and on plans for the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Moreover, it collects examples of practices that must improve in order to protect human rights in the context of business enterprises.

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