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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.
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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.
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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.
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Land restitution, housing policy, and productive projects: Ideas for the post-agreement period

This document aims to examine the results of the land restitution process, with emphasis on its articulation with housing and income generation policies, central components that restitution and return require in order to guarantee victims decent living conditions in terms of livability and economic sustainability.
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Coca, institutions, and development

This document aims to analyze the challenges that coca producing municipalities face in two crucial aspects in the future: the construction of a local State and the definition of a human development path that is both integral and participatory.
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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.
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Territorial Justice System for Peace

This book is part of the collection Documents for Peacebuilding in which Dejusticia presents ideas to face the complex challenge of building a stable and lasting peace in the post-agreement period. This specific document addresses the need to strengthen the national judicial system in an articulated manner and with an emphasis on rural areas and on overcoming the armed justice that operates in many places.
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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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Assessment of Existing National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights (2017)

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), the European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ), and the Center for the Study of Law, Justice, and Society (Dejusticia) are pleased to release an updated report on Assessments of Existing National Action Plans (NAPs) on Business and Human Rights (August 2017).
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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?
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Strategies for a rural transitional reform

The best way to face the challenges posed by the implementation of the Peace Accord in rural policies and to pay off the historic debt to Colombian peasants is to deepen the restitution efforts and to integrate them to a broader agrarian policy.
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Drug crimes and prison overdose in Colombia

This research, carried out by Dejusticia and the Research Consortium on Drugs and the Law, assesses the impact of drug policy on the prison system and recommends, among other measures, to decriminalize the possession of a personal dose.
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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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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.
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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.
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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…
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