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In Search of Rights: Drug Users and Governments Response in Latin America

The Drugs and Rights Studies Collective published a new report that examines government responses to the consumption of illicit drugs in eight countries in Latin America: Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia.

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Political Participation of Women and Political Parties after the 2011 Political Reform

This document analyzes the possible reach and limitations of two of the key requirements of Law 1475 of 2011 in order to identify strategies that will encourage the political participation of women in party politics. Historically, they have suffered from discrimination in their attempts to participate politically.

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Separate and Unequal: Education and Social Class in Colombia

Using empirical evidence from state-administered exams, this book shows how public education in Colombia is a segregated system. It is a system that is separate and unequal, violating the right to non-discrimination and equal opportunity enshrined in Colombia´s Constitution.

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Race and Housing in Colombia: Residential Segregation and Life Conditions in Cities

This report presents the results of a study on living conditions and residential segregation in twelve cities of Colombia

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Legislating and Representing? Female Senators’ Agenda in Congress (2006-2010)

In this book we hope to contribute empirically to the issue of women's political representation in Colombia. Additionally, the book brings attention to the necessity to develop intermediary theoretical proposals that can open the conceptual debate regarding the inclusion and representation of women in the political arena.

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Irrational Efforts: Criminal Investigations of Homicide and other Complex Crimes

The Colombian Attorney General's Office´s quantitative records show that investigative efforts are employed irrationally. The absence of a strategic prioritization policy —as opposed to the unclear and arbitrary way officials currently process cases— does not allow criminal policy efforts to focus on investigating the most important cases.

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Security, Police and Inequality: Citizen Survey in Bogotá, Cali, and Medellín

This survey seeks quantitative evidence about how people experience and perceive various aspects of the security policy, in particular policing practices. It also explores whether security policies disproportionately effect vulnerable groups.

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Access to Justice: Women, Armed Conflict, and Justice

This document examines the situation of female victims of human rights violations due to the Colombian armed conflict and their ability to effectively access justice.

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Land Restitution and Gender Perspectives

In this document the authors explore why the focus on gender is important to the integral restitution of land. It also shows that this focus is both useful and necessary to the full, effective and respectful restitution of human rights of the victims.

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Justicia para la paz

Justice to Achieve Peace: Heinous Crimes, the Right to Negotiated Peace and Justice

This book seeks to contribute to the difficult debate on how to reconcile the imperatives of justice and the rights of the victims, with the internal dynamics of a peace negotiation.

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The Implementation of the Partial Decriminalization of Abortion in Colombia

This document identifies some of the biggest obstacles that the partial decriminalization of abortion faces in Colombia.

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derecho al estado

The Right to Government: The Legal Effects of Institutional Apartheid in Colombia

This book defends the idea that people living in isolated territories have a right to institutional assistance; in other words, they have a right to government. Not just to any government, but one that that protects their dignity and their rights.

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State intelligence gathering on the internet and social media: the case of Colombia

In this report, we explore this subject by drawing on the “Secret Dossiers” case published in 2020 by Semana magazine, which shows how the Colombian state exploits social media and the internet in order to monitor and profile individuals.
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Luchar Contra la Corriente

Against the Current: Human Rights and Climate Justice in the Global South

Against the Current is the result of the collective effort of participants from Dejusticia’s seventh annual Global Action-Research Workshop for Young Human Rights Advocates.
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Misuse of technologies

Under Surveillance: (Mis)use of Technologies in Emergency Responses

Surveillance technologies exacerbated the impacts of Covid-19 emergency measures on civic space by allowing governments to collect fine-grained data about individuals while also working across large scales of information, in a way that has been unprecedented in the history of global pandemics.
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Strategic Litigation Manual

Strategic Litigation Manual: From Theory to Practice, Lessons from Colombia & Lebanon

The manual presents the theory of strategic litigation with examples of real cases brought by Dejusticia and The Legal Agenda. We encourage readers to continue to add to it with each new case they have the opportunity to work on.
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Fiscal policy

Fiscal policy in the regulation of adult-use cannabis in Colombia

Drugs are not the Devil, but nor are they child’s play. A drug policy that would be respectful of human rights and safeguard public health must lie at an intermediate point between full liberalization and the prohibition currently in place.
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Reimagining the Future of Human Rights

Reimagining the Future of Human Rights

The chapters in this book offer a snapshot of the current state of Human Rights that can help guide our work as activists and researchers.
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Migration and Decent work

Migration and Decent Work: Challenges for the Global South

This book seeks to strenghten the Human Rights movement through collaboration and the sharing of experiences. The diversity of voices featured here offers a look at migration based on and geared toward the Global South.
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Civil Resistance Against 21st Century Athoritarianism

Thorugh various narratives, the authors seek to recognize new spaces for struggle —such as political activism— to develop action-research tools in a context of crisis.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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…
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