Will Candelaria go to school? Barriers to access education for Venezuelan migrant children 

Will Candelaria go to school? Barriers to access education for Venezuelan migrant children 

Although there are no exact figures on the magnitude of the Venezuelan exodus and much less on its demographic characteristics, studies estimate that during this year, about 15% of the population will have left the country. How is Colombia securing the rights to education of the boys and girls who have arrived?

The Judiciary Branch: Investigated and Accused in Latin America

The Judiciary Branch: Investigated and Accused in Latin America

National attorney generals and Latin American high court magistrates are being investigated and accused of having committed crimes. The cases vary and the region must ask: how to ensure that these processes are not used in retaliation for their actions? And at the same time, how to ensure that when it is necessary to investigate and prosecute, procedures function properly?

Why we are demanding the Colombian government halt deforestation

Why we are demanding the Colombian government halt deforestation

We argue that deforestation in the Colombian Amazon is violating our constitutional right to a healthy environment, which in turn threatens our right to life, water, food, and health. We, the future generations, are 25 youth who will have to face the impacts of climate change and deforestation the rest of our lives.

Victims and press after the war: said and unsaid lessons

Victims and press after the war: said and unsaid lessons

In countries transitioning from war to peace, the search and exhumation of bodies create a tension between the victims' right to privacy and the public interest of reconstructing the collective memory. Given this, how can events related to armed conflict and the transition to peace be narrated without violating the right to privacy of victims?

Human Rights and the Practical Power of Art

Human Rights and the Practical Power of Art

At a time when the human rights movement is facing great challenges, and at a moment when there is a widespread recognition that the human rights movement must be more interdisciplinary, and locally connected, human rights advocates should be more purposeful in integrating art, in addition to social sciences, into our practice.

Poverty, inequality, and discrimination in Latin America

Poverty, inequality, and discrimination in Latin America

When governments are seeking to reduce poverty based on discrimination and increase rights protection, policies must also aim to reduce discrimination due to historical factors. The latter has created the very own elements that facilitate the impoverishment of various social groups.  

Human rights, climate change and displacement: Where do we even begin?

Human rights, climate change and displacement: Where do we even begin?

As climate-induced displacement forces more and more people to move, the international community grapples with the challenge of how to define, categorize, and respond to the phenomenon.  While the loss of place is irreplaceable, we can certainly implement a human rights approach to move forward in a way that does justice to the needs of those directly affected.

Restricting junk food advertising: censorship or health protection?

Restricting junk food advertising: censorship or health protection?

It is time for Latin America to take on the challenge and decide whether commercial speech needs to be protected over children’s health or whether it can be restricted in order to prevent increasing children’s obesity rates. The recent decision by the Colombian Constitutional Court is a good step forward, but it is not enough.