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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.

The policy of love

In Venezuela, a law was passed imposing harsh penalties for those who promote hatred and fascism. Pretending to eradicate hate and impose love is a typical feature of tyranny.

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.

Ready for the ICC?

A denunciation of the highest levels of the Venezuelan government before the ICC does not have, at least with the information available today, a solid legal foundation.

The Illegality of Venezuela’s Mass Deportations of Colombians

More than 1,000 Colombians have been deported simply for being Colombians in a certain area of Venezuela. According to the ILC, the collective deportation of foreigners is prohibited.

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."

Venezuela Opinion

In Venezuela, cancer patients are dying without access to morphine

The shortage of medicine in Venezuela has generated a humanitarian crisis that impacts thousands of patients. According to approximated statistics, only 10% of patients with terminal and/or chronic illnesses that require medication like morphine actually enjoy access to such. They face a dilemma of having to choose between hunger and pain.


Citizen-led initiatives like #VenezuelaBienvenida (#VenezuelaIsWelcome in English) are reassuring, which calls on the country to get involved in the crisis on the side of human rights, to open channels of conversation, while promoting research and action to avoid the festering social rejection of Venezuelans.
Venezuela Oportunismo

Venezuelan migration and political opportunism

Many Colombians are welcoming the Venezuelan neighbors who are crossing the border in solidarity. However, some campaign politicians take advantage of the situation to win votes in the upcoming elections.
Dictadura Maduro

Maduro’s dictatorship

The sudden call for elections by Nicolás Maduro's government could aggravate the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. In addition, it is another sign that in some countries democracy is weakening, with alarming results.

The policy of love

In Venezuela, a law was passed imposing harsh penalties for those who promote hatred and fascism. Pretending to eradicate hate and impose love is a typical feature of tyranny.

Venezuela: freedom for Juan Pedro Lares

I want to share a story with those who question the gravity of the breakdown of human rights and democracy in Venezuela.
Juan Pedro

The pain of not knowing

Today enforced disappearances continue to be used as a political weapon, not only in dictatorships like Venezuela, but in democracies, countries undergoing internal conflict, and political transitions.
Desplazados Venezuela

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.

Why Venezuela is a dictatorship

The dismantling of democracy can be incremental, like it was in Venezuela. First, there was the co-option of the courts, then the persecution of the political opposition, and last year, the suspension of regional elections. And now, with the Constituent Assembly, Maduro leapt into the dark.
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