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Rights Without Borders

The tragedy of forced displacement violates the fundamental rights of those who must abandon their families, their homes and their jobs in order to survive. It is imperative that recipient countries have policies that guarantee the life, integrity and, family reunification of those who are victims of forced displacement.

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Confusion in the ICC

With Georgia under investigation and Colombia working hand by hand with the ICC towards a peace agreement with guerrillas, the complementarity of the Rome Statue system seems sufficient, but the whole picture is more complicated.

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Fatherlands of Paper

In the middle of so many impassioned discussions about the situation in the Colombian-Venezuelan border, I remembered a passage from The World of Yesterday, one of my favorite books.

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Radio Debates

In Colombia the radio has greatly developed, encouraged perhaps by difficult geography and poor communication among regions. Lacking highways, Colombians have communicated through radiowaves.

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Profamilia’s Campaign

In Colombia abortion is legal in three exceptional cases: when the life or health of the pregnant woman is at risk, when the fetus’ malformations make it impossible from him/her to live outside the uterus, and when the pregnancy is a result of a carnal violation.

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What is Missing from the Separate Spaces for Women

Parting from the assumption that the separate spaces for women on the Transmilenio public transportation system is just a temporary measure that is attempting to mitigate a particular problem, we cannot ask to much of it.

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Blank Votes: Who Wins?

The blank vote appears to be a strike against political clientelism. But in reality, at least in the congressional elections this Sunday, it is strike against the public itself, since it favors the clientelist machinery.

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The Commerce Clubs

Commerce has became a subject of bilateral and regional agreements that work like exclusive country clubs, where everyone wants to become a member. But at what cost are these memberships?

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Staggering Ignorance

Many of those who oppose any changes to drug policies make such staggering mistakes that it would be funny if it weren’t for their tragic effects. Their ignorance or prejudices perpetuate a policy that is misguided policy and that continues to cause lots of suffering in the world.

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Leaks, Impeachments and Military Justice

The conversations between high ranking military officials revealed by Semana magazine not only shows serious cases of corruption, it also refutes one of the main arguments the government used to expand the jurisdiction of military justice in Colombia.

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