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Goodbye river: The Dispute over Land, Water and the Rights of the Indigenous living near the Urrá dam

This books tell the story of the dam of Urrá through the central themes of violence and the dispute for land and the natural resources in Colombia.

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Ethnicity.gov: Natural resources, Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Prior Consultation

This book analyzes the origins, practice, and effects of the right to prior consultation for indigenous peoples.

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Prior Consultation: Dilemmas and Solutions

The book provides lessons from the drafting process of the Reparations and Restoration of Land to Indigenous Peoples decree in Colombia.

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13th Discussion Document: Quota Law in Colombia: Progress and Challenges. Ten Years of Law 581 of 2000

In 2000 the Colombian legislature approved a law aimed at promoting equal participation of women in high-level state offices through the adoption of a quota system that orders that at least 30% of public offices are occupied by women.

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Responsible and Transparent Budgetary Autonomy

This paper provides some evidence for the discussion of the budget of the judicial authorities in Colombia and propose an alternative to reform its budget system.

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Experiences in Latin American Countries on the Investigation of Complex Crimes

In this document we describe some of the experiences in the region's countries regarding the investigation of complex crimes.

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Weaving Rights 1: Prior Consultation and Free, Prior, and Informed Participation

The first book of the collection is about the rights to prior consultation and free, prior and informed participation.

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Weaving Rights 2: Reparation for Indigenous Peoples

The second book in the collection is on the right to reparations for indigenous peoples

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Ethno-Reparations: Ethnic Collective Justice and Reparations for Afro and Indigenous Communities in Colombia

This text begins by explaining the concept of "collective ethnic justice" and then offers practical guidance on how it can be achieved in practice by describing relevant principles and criteria found in Colombian and international law.

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Access to Justice: Cases of Business Human Rights Abuses

Access to justice and effective remedy have become a crucial element in the protection of human rights within the context of business activities, as well as an area of fundamental importance to judges and lawyers who aim to promote the rule of law and human rights.

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Systems Overload: Drug Laws and Prisons in Latin America

This paper demonstrates how drug policy in the country tended to a progressive hardening along the twentieth century and, notwithstanding, failed to be effective in reducing supply and in combating organized crime networks dedicated to trafficking.

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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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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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