Strengthening Institutions & Independent Judicial Systems
We research how citizens interact with the law, and we contribute to develop a judicial culture of legality and democracy that strengthens institutions and respects human rights. We focus our research on improving norm compliance and on socio-legal education.
Freedom of Expression
We conduct research on national and international standards on freedom of expression, with a special focus on Latin America.
Privacy & Access to Information
We promote a stronger protection of the rights to access public information, privacy and personal data in the context of new technologies.
At the international level, we collaborate with the Privacy International Network in order to protect and guarantee privacy in the digital era. A the national level we are part of the alliance More Information, More Rights, which promotes access to public information.
The University of Columbia, in collaboration with Dejusticia, UNESCO, FLIP, and Universidad Externado de Colombia launch the Spanish Online Database of Case Law on Freedom of Expression
“This initiative demonstrates the importance of creating multi-stakeholder synergies in support of protecting freedom of expression in the region,” said Lidia Brito, Regional Director of UNESCO Montevideo Office. The Spanish database includes significant decisions about Freedom of Expression and Access to Information from 16 Latin American countries and a number of other rulings from around the world, analyzed by a team of Colombian lawyers supervised by Catalina Botero Marino, founding member of Dejusticia, international human rights lawyer, and former Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States.
The latest publication related to this project is: "The right to freedom of expression: advanced course for judges and legal practitioners in the Americas, which you can find here.
Edited by Mauricio García and María Adelaida Ceballos, this book collects the essential of the texts on justice produced by more than a dozen researchers during the last decade at Dejusticia
Texts were selected to provide as wide and deep an outlook of the research, analyses and proposals made by Dejusticia since its inception. To achieve this, each text was edited and mined for the sections that contained its essential ideas.
This book attempts to contribute to the debate about issues related to justice and law in Colombia, from a democratic perspective and with a view to defending the rule of law. At the same time, this book seeks to shed light on social and political complexities that Colombia faces, by providing a better explanation of the role that law and the justice system have had in Colombian society.
Download the full book (in Spanish) here