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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

Pandemic Inequality: Civil Society Narratives from the Global South

The contributors to this book, writing from different perspectives, invite us to consider what we can learn from the interplay between the pandemic and inequality in order to spur a creative reorientation of collective mobilization and advocacy toward the future.
Transitional Justice Measures

Participation in Transitional Justice Measures: A Comparative Study

The study analyzes participatory scenarios involving not only victims but also civil society in a broader sense, as the latter has also been very important for the promotion, adoption, and implementation of transitional justice measures.

Beyond the Binary: Securing Peace and Promoting Justice after Conflict

The main objective of Beyond the Binary is to place on record the need to formulate answers to the question of the role that criminal action and punishment should play in negotiated political transitions from war to peace.
football gender

Gender discrimination in Football. Building a Toolbox Toward Gender Equity in the Beautiful Game

As the most popular sport worldwide, football (or soccer) may be the poster child for lingering gender disparities in sport.
Data Feast

Data Feast: Enterprises and Personal Data in Latin America

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft now possess an ability to reconfigure the behaviour of individuals, clients, and citizens globally. How Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico are responding?

The Sarayaku and the Inter-American System on Human Rights: Justice for the “Medio Dia” People and their Living Jungle

Mario Melo Cevallos, lawyer of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku, presents his version of the history of resistance and mobilization of the indigenous people before the State plans to exploit the oil that was in the heart of the Amazon.
football gender

Gender discrimination in Football. Building a Toolbox Toward Gender Equity in the Beautiful Game

As the most popular sport worldwide, football (or soccer) may be the poster child for lingering gender disparities in sport.
Human Rights Venezuela

Protecting Human Rights on the Ground

During the investigation, the presence of OHCHR completed its first six months in Venezuela, so a consultation with human rights defenders in the country was included to assess this experience. Being the first comparative research in this field, its findings are equally of interest to other audiences beyond Venezuela.

The Sarayaku and the Inter-American System on Human Rights: Justice for the “Medio Dia” People and their Living Jungle

Mario Melo Cevallos, lawyer of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku, presents his version of the history of resistance and mobilization of the indigenous people before the State plans to exploit the oil that was in the heart of the Amazon.

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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Peace during Covid-19 in Colombia

In this second policy briefing, we discuss the implementation of the Final Peace Agreement, its already rocky implementation before the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the greatest challenges as a result of the pandemic.

Confronting COVID-19 in Colombia

This is the first of three policy briefings, which are part of a COVID19 in Colombia series. The policy briefing series seeks to provide relevant and timely information to academics who are conducting research, or plan on doing so in Colombia, related to the human rights impacts in Colombia and the implementation of the peace…

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.

IN FOCUS: Facial Recognition Tech Stories and Rights Harms from around the World

The indiscriminate use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) globally by law enforcement and other government agencies is dangerously normalising surveillance. The full harmful impacts and effects of this technology on people’s lives are only beginning to emerge. A new INCLO report showcasing FRT stories from around the world flags the risk of creating societies where…

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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