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Apply to our 2023 call for fellowships

The fellowship program is an opportunity for mutual exchange, both so that they can learn about the tools and action-research strategies that we develop in Dejusticia, and so that Dejusticia can learn from their experience and that of their organizations.

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Is Democracy in Brazil at stake?

Following what some consider a coup attempt on January 8, Brazil’s federal powers are taking action against the far right. Will they be able to act decisively without undermining the institutions they defend?

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Are Human Rights Still Effective?

In 2018, we brought together activists from 11 Global South countries to reflect on the importance of human rights in contexts where their effectiveness has been questioned. Their conclusions were compiled in the book Reimagining the Future of Human Rights.

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My Name is Nobody

As a human being, Alba needs to be able to assume her identity without fear. But if the conditions she experiences persist and the impacts on her health are made invisible, she could end up having this name that no human being should ever have – whether as a survival mechanism or because of her state of marginalization.

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#PeasantsRightsNow

Protecting the rights of peasants and rural workers implies the protection of the fundamental rights guaranteed to the rest of the population, including those in urban areas, given the impact that food production has on the rights to health and a healthy environment.

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Not Pretty in Pink: The Undisclosed Fashions of Farmed Salmon

People often choose cuts with bright pink to reddish hues, under the impression that these are fresher, tastier, and of better quality, thus warranting premium prices. The reality, however, is that “color does not affect these characteristics” and, in the case of farmed salmon, this color is actually manufactured.

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BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: SUBMISSION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS

This document focuses on implementation and access to effective remedies in the context of business activities. It also collects Inter-American standards that have an impact on the monitoring and on plans for the implementation of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Moreover, it collects examples of practices that must improve in order to protect human rights in the context of business enterprises.

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What should not be told: Tensions between the right to privacy and the access to information in cases of the voluntary termination of pregnancy

This document attempts to illustrate and analyze some of the tensions that exist between the right to privacy and other relevant constitutional rights and duties, such as the right to information and the duty to report in the context of the partial decriminalization of abortion in Colombia.

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Overweight and counterweights

Through field work in twelve schools in Ciudad Bolívar in Bogotá, this document shows the need for the State to regulate and monitor the supply and advertising of ultra-processed food products in school environments.

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Sobredosis carcelaria y política de drogas en América Latina

El CEDD publica su estudio sobre los impactos de las políticas de drogas en el sistema penitenciario de 10 países de América Latina. El uso excesivo del derecho penal y de sanciones privativas de libertad, tiene consecuencias sobre la vida de las personas en los sistemas penitenciarios de Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Estados Unidos, México, Perú y Uruguay.

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Globalization and Human Rights Book Series

The series provides unique and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the interface of the global economy and human rights. It offers space for exploring the challenges of globalization, the role of human rights in framing and shaping regulation and politics and, more critically whether human rights are a mere product or legitimation of globalization.

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Monitoring report on Resolution 1325 of the United Nations, Colombia 2017

he Sixth Monitoring Report of Resolution 1325 is a monitoring and implementation instrument, produced by Coalition 1325 since 2011. This report becomes important in the framework of the implementation of the Final Agreement between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, It follows up on Resolution 1325 and provides tools to assess the application of the gender approach and the participation of women in the implementation of the Agreement.

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We presented a tutela in favor of the right consumers have to receive information on the amount of sugarpresent in the beverages we drink

Dejusticia and other organizations filed a tutela regarding the Industry and Commerce Oversight Agency ban of a commercial by Educating Consumers that addressed health effects of excessive sugary drinks consumption.

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Dejusticia’s intervention on the prohibition of arbitrary detention and discriminatory conduct against women who engage in prostitution

Dejusticia conducted a citizen intervention before the Constitutional
Court regarding the tutela action interposed by two women who engage in
prostitution who were accompanied by Pairs in Action and Reaction Against
Social Exclusion (PARCES) and who asked for the protection of their right on
individual liberty and free circulation, to the vital minimum for subsistence, personal
integrity and work after being taken by police agents in the Butterfly Plaza in
San Victorino in Bogotá.

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Dejusticia intervention regarding the invalidity requests of sentence T-445 of 2016 on the popular consultation to decide on mining Pijao

On November 11th, Dejusticia conducted a citizen intervention before the Constitutional Court regarding the invalidation request of sentences T-445 of 2016 presented by the National Mining Agency, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, ASOGRAVAS, the Tolima Miners and Hydrocarbons Association, and the Colombian Mining Association.

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Intervention in Litigation against the Law of Zones of Interest of Rural, Social, and Economic Development (ZIDRES)

The intervention regards the constitutionality litigation of Law 1776 of 2016 (Law Zidres), which began due to different litigation that are currently being revised by the Constitutional Court.

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Dejusticia and other organizations intervene in protection case on behalf of Wayúu children

on 19 july, Dejusticia, along with the National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC), the Civic Committee for the Dignity of La Guajira, and the Committee of Support for Popular Communities (CODACOP), and several leaders of the Wayúu peoples, sent to the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia a brief in support of the citizen-led protection case on behalf of Wayúu boys and girls, who are facing grave danger due to a widespread situation of hunger and lack of drinking water in the department of La Guajira.

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Dejusticia intervenes in defense of the rights of communities from the Atrato river

Dejusticia filed its intervention with the Constitutional Court of Colombia, in a protection case filed by the Center for the Study of Social Justice, “Tierra Digna.” The case relates to the environmental pollution of this river basin, which has resulted from mechanized mining activities and from the unauthorized exploitation of forest resources.

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