Publications

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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

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The struggle for social rights

This book, in addition to showing to what extent social rights rulings are implemented in the world, also studies causal factors and strategies that have shown practical utility.

Land in transition: transitional justice, land restitution and agrarian policy in Colombia

This new Dejusticia publication presents an analysis on the transition processes in Colombia in order to address conflicts related to land ownership, tenure and use.

A balancing act. Drug policy in Colombia after UNGASS 2016

This document is the result of a project developed by Dejusticia in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and Law of Colombia and the British Embassy in Colombia, with funds from the United Kingdom through its embassy 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.

Sobredosis carcelaria y política de drogas en América Latina

El CEDD publica su estudio sobre los impactos de las políticas de drogas en el sistema penitenciario de 10 países de América Latina. El uso excesivo del derecho penal y de sanciones privativas de libertad, tiene consecuencias sobre la vida de las personas en los sistemas penitenciarios de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estados Unidos, México, Perú y Uruguay.

Prison or death. Professional secrecy as a fundamental guarantee in abortion cases.

This book raises some legal reflections on the importance of professional secrecy by health professionals in the cases of women who come to health centers looking for help after having terminated their pregnancy clandestinely, endangering their health and even their life.

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.

Mitigating Criminal Law Addiction: Alternatives to Prison for Drug-related Offenses

This report was prepared with the Colectivo de Estudios Drogas y Derecho and discusses alternatives to prison for drug-related offenses.

Communications Surveillance in Colombia: The Chasm between Technological Capacity and the Legal Framework

The goal of this book is to examine the Colombian legal and jurisprudential framework regarding communications surveillance in light of today's technologies.

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.

Women, Drug Policy, and Imprisonment: A Guide for Reforming Policy in Colombia

This guide diagnoses the impact of deprivation of liberty on women imprisoned due to drug offenses, and formulates recommendations to mitigate and prevent the disproportionate effects of incarceration.

Other Publications

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Monitoring report on Resolution 1325 of the United Nations, Colombia 2017

he Sixth Monitoring Report of Resolution 1325 is a monitoring and implementation instrument, produced by Coalition 1325 since 2011. This report becomes important in the framework of the implementation of the Final Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, It follows up on Resolution 1325 and provides tools to assess the application of the gender approach and the participation of women in the implementation of the Agreement.

On corruption in Colombia: conceptual framework, diagnosis and policy proposals

According to the Corruption Perceptions Index by Transparency International for 2016, Colombia obtained a rating of 37/100. How to characterize the phenomenon of corruption in Colombia and what academic and public policy strategies can be adopted to counteract it?

Peace, everyone’s business! Corporate accountability in transitional justice: lessons for Colombia

The report includes a comparative study of eight countries (Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Guatemala, East Timor, Sierra Leone and Liberia) that used transitional justice to judge crimes by corporate actors during armed conflicts.

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.

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