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Colombian Democracy in the Streets

By Vivian Newman Pont | May 25, 2021

Confronted with the violence in the protests, the government and political leaders, as well as social leaders, must first promote the de-escalation, putting human rights at the center of the crisis management.

From Snow Angels to a Humanitarian Emergency

By Dejusticia | March 2, 2021

If States like Texas with ample means to tackle climate change fail to do so, the world as a whole fails given that the planet loses momentum in the collective effort to become more resilient against this phenomenon.

Constituting a black hole

The Constituent Assembly proposed by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro will consume what remains of democracy in Venezuela. It will also make Maduro a dictator who will control all the powers of the state. The international community must vigorously oppose it.

News About Venezuela

Welcome, Inter-American Commission

The de-financing of the IACHR is not an accident, but rather the most effective method of governments to block it or avoid its decisions.

Letter from Jamaica

Bolivar's call in the letter from Jamaica has passed 200 years relatively unnoticed in Colombia.

Maduro against the Bolivarian Constitution

The massive deportations against Colombians not only violates international law— as my colleague Rodrigo Uprimny has shown— it also violates the Bolivarian Constitution and the Venezuelan Foreign and Immigration Law (Law 37. 944 of May 24, 2004). 

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.

The Mail of Dishonor

In one of the most difficult moments of the French Revolution (September 1793), when Robespierre feared that his political project would topple, the revolutionary government promulgated a law that identified suspects as "all those who due to their behavior, relationships, intent, or writings, reveal themselves in favor of federalism and as enemies of liberty."

Intellectual Revolutions

The insensitivity to social injustice and dogmatism are, in my opinion, two of the biggest ideological obstacles for the development of Latin America.

Unqualified to Disqualify?

This is about a key decision in defining the powers of the Inspector General's Office regarding political rights. In the debate about the removal from office of Bogota's mayor and his disqualification from holding elected office imposed by the Inspector General, the decision but the Inter-American Court in a similar case in Venezuela has been mentioned a lot.
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