As part of a plural group, Dejusticia presents an analysis on the political expediency and constitutional justification of Draft Legislative Act 01 of 2016 Senate (PAL 1/2016), which gives stability and legal security to the Final Peace Agreement.
Dejusticia, alongside other organizations, intervened before the Court in the case of a trans woman who saw her rights to identity and dignitiy violated by the state not allowing her to change her sex on official documents.
The Constitutional Court ruled in her favor, and the ruling served as a precedent for the Decree 1227 that now allows people to change their sex on official ocuments through a notarized deed.Read More
It is foolish, the result of an elitist and antiquated view, to think of social protests as a deficiency. On the contrary, it is the best sign that the excluded sector feels they have a voice to participate politically and express their disagreements.Read More
Inspector General Ordóñez has managed to achieve his ultimate objective: he has discredited the Constitution of 1991 and created a suitable environment for a constitutional reform.Read More
For those of us who were born in the 80’s, hope is almost an unknown feeling. We know that it is like an abstract idea, since we hear it from the mouth of leaders who fought against the violence. But back then the idea was not only never put in practice, it was also used to aggressively repress those who dared proclaim it.Read More
A closer look at the dates when high-level government officials will be chosen reveals the enormous concentration of power that the re-election of President Santos could bring. The balance of power must be re-established and there are concrete ways of accomplishing this.Read More
The government recognizes certain rights of the indigenous peoples of the Cauca and of the Afro-Colombians in the islands of the Caribbean. But at the same time, they are enforcing laws that forbid the exercise of these rights.Read More
Two reasons why the answer would be “no”. It is practically a done deal the the Inspector General will apply disciplinary sanctions in Gustavo Petro’s case. The mayor will not only be removed from office, he will also be unable to hold public office for a good amount of time (10, 15, 18 years).Read More
It had been a long time since such an objectionable, anti-democratic and unconstitutional piece of legislation, like the one presented by the Minister of Defense, meant to punish with jail time those who go out in to the streets to protest, was presented in Congress.Read More