Justiciability of Economic, Social & Cultural Rights
We promote the justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR) through our research and our advocacy for the implementation of relevant court decisions.
Right to Food
We seek the legal recognition and effective implementation of the right to healthy nutrition and food security. We work to increase the visibility of malnutrition and overweight and to promote public policies that stop their expansion.
We promote tax reforms that contribute to decreasing socioeconomic inequality, injustice, and poverty.
We research and advocate at the national and international levels for effective mechanisms of accountability for violations of human rights in the context of corporate activity, with particular attention to the implementation of international norms, and to corporate accountability in the context of armed conflict and societies in transition.
Committee on ESCR
Dejusticia’s headquarters host Rodrigo Uprimny, member of the UN Committee on Economic, Cultural and Social Rights (2015-2018).
Dejusticia and other members of organizations that are part of the Food Health Alliance presented a tutela action on the two orders included in Resolution No. 59176 of 2016 of the Industry and Commerce Oversight Agency against a commercial produced by Educating Consumers, which provided information about the health effects of excessive sugary drinks consumption.
This Resolution ordered, among other things, the immediate halt to the broadcasting of the educational message about the consumption of sugary drinks and its possible impact on health.
Find out more about this case, and about the legal framework for taxing sugary drinks in Colombia, proposed by Dejusticia.
Foto: Andrei Niemimäki