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The Future of Human Rights: From Gatekeeping to Symbiosis

The international human rights movement faces a context of uncertainty due to: (i) the rise of a multipolar world with new emerging powers, (ii) the emergence of new actors and legal and political strategies, (iii) the challenges and opportunities presented by information and communication technologies, as well as (iv) the threat posed by extreme environmental degradation.

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Before the Courts: Judicial Needs and Access to Justice in Colombia

This book aims to be the most comprehensive diagnosis of legal needs and access to justice conducted in Colombia.
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Transitional and Constitutional Justice

Chapter by Camilo Sánchez and Catalina Ibáñez Gutiérrez in the book "Transitional and Constitutional Justice" of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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Human Rights, Democracy, and Development

Human rights are undergoing a transformation. Around the world debates have proliferated regarding human rights discourses, practices, and studies to the point that some speak about "the end of human rights." This context is unlike anything since the beginning of the international human rights system around the mid twentieth century.

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Making Social Rights Real: Implementation Strategies for Courts, Decision Makers and Civil Society

Given the disappointing implementation levels in various countries and across human rights systems, this guide seeks to contribute to the discussion regarding strategies for courts, international decision-makers, and civil society to increase the implementation of ESCR decisions.

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Congressional Women’s Caucus: A Story to Tell

Legislators formed the Congressional Women's Caucus during the legislative period 2006-2010. This text seeks to give visibility to this process through the reconstruction of its history, challenges, and achievements.

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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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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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Pacigerence: Legal Status of Peace Agreements Under International Law

This article explores the exist- ing legal instruments which may confer binding force to such agreements at the international level —an international treaty between a State and an insurgent group, an international treaty signed by a State and third-party States, a special agreement under international humanitarian law, a UN Se- curity Council resolution, and a unilateral declaration of a State—.
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Summary of the CEDD regional report

This document is a summary of the report Cannabis in Latin America: The Green Wave and Challenges for Regulation
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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.
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