Losing Ground: The Sixth Extinction and Development

The changes we have triggered on Earth shatter the distance and sense of remoteness that have governed our relationship with other species and the environment. This is a call to once again recognize our profound interdependence with our environment and protect it—if not for nature’s sake, then for our own.
International director

Attention! Job Opportunity at Dejusticia

Dejusticia is seeking a dynamic International Area Director who will both lead and work alongside the team to ensure the efficient functioning of the international area in its multiple tasks.

News

Amazon, Colombia

The Colombian government has failed to fulfill the Supreme Court’s landmark order to protect the Amazon

One year ago, the Colombian Supreme Court declared the Colombian Amazon a subject of rights, ordering the government to take measures to preserve it by curbing deforestation. However, the government has not taken sufficient action; meanwhile, threats to the rainforest continue to grow.

Join our Petition in Change.org: We want zero deforestation in the Amazon

We, the 25 children and youth who won the first case in Latin America involving climate change and future generations, met with experts and civil society organizations in Colombia to ask our Congress, #LetsChangeTheGoal on deforestation that President Iván Duque proposed in the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2022.
Venezuela, diplomatic crisis

Leading Human Rights Organizations Support a Democratic, Non-Violent Solution to Venezuela’s Crisis

International Community Must Advance a Democratic, Non-Violent Solution to Venezuela’s Crisis.

Opinion

Losing Ground: The Sixth Extinction and Development

The changes we have triggered on Earth shatter the distance and sense of remoteness that have governed our relationship with other species and the environment. This is a call to once again recognize our profound interdependence with our environment and protect it—if not for nature’s sake, then for our own.

Waiting to Advertise: Children and Junk Food

The strategy, then, is simple: companies assure themselves a client for life, without the person even knowing they're being sold something.

Sentences for drug traffickers from South America’s Pacific

The harshest sentences are served by transporters who, in most cases, are dispensable actors in the value chain of narco-trafficking, and who are committing the crimes because of the marginalized and impoverished conditions in which they live.

Get to know our courses

Closing of Civil Society spaces

Navigating Human Rights in a War-Torn Yemen

Despite immensely difficult circumstances in a war-torn and diminishing space for activism, Mwatana for Human Rights has remained steadfast in its mission to defend human rights.
Venezuela migration

“Cúcuta: Emergency Exit,” A Special Series at the Frontlines

Dejusticia (Colombia) and Provea (Venezuela) brought together ten journalists from Venezuela and three from Colombia to tell, through seven heartbreaking stories of suffering, sacrifice and hope at the border between the two countries.

Preventing Corporate Intimidation of Rightsholders

Unfavorable news, a negative opinion of an opinion leader, or even an unfounded rumor can affect companies whose value depends to a large extent on the confidence of their shareholders and the public in their good behavior and the possibilities of obtaining profits by investing in them.

Our Blogs

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Global Rights Blog

The Global Rights Blog is Dejusticia's international human rights blog. Since 2014, the blog has been a space for analysis, intellectual debate, and reflection about human rights globally.

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Amphibious Accounts

A product of the Global Action-Research Workshop for Young Human Rights Advocates of Dejusticia. A space for human rights advocates from the Global South to deepen their research and writing skills and build South-South connections.

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