The right to live and die without pain in the Americas

The right to live and die without pain in the Americas

Living and dying without pain is a very important component of the right to health. Consequently, States have an obligation not only to remove obstacles that prevent patients from obtaining palliative drugs, but also to promote more flexible programs and policies that facilitate access to these medicines.

How I gave a mother a cake because I couldn't get her son out of jail

How I gave a mother a cake because I couldn't get her son out of jail

Certainly one does not need to be a human rights activist to be able to shake someone’s hand. But it’s only a truly caring and grounded advocate who can write a set of policy recommendations and at the same time keep giving hope to the people s/he works with to make sure that all this does not become pointless in the end. 

In Search of Lost Treasures: Indigenous Peoples and Seized Culture

In Search of Lost Treasures: Indigenous Peoples and Seized Culture

Global South countries have an obligation to set pathways to find lost treasures in museums and private collections around the world. Therefore, it is essential that indigenous peoples are taken into account when determining the use and destination of the cultural material that has been expatriated for centuries.

What do we mean by freedom of food choice?: The link between nutrition labeling and human rights

What do we mean by freedom of food choice?: The link between nutrition labeling and human rights

Smart nutrition labelling should aim to have direct effects on consumer choices, and encourage people to ask “Where does my food come from?” before buying it, to favor eating real, healthier and fresher food that truly to nourish them.

The role of economic actors in Colombia's armed conflict: How much do we know?

The role of economic actors in Colombia's armed conflict: How much do we know?

Colombia is undergoing a transitional justice process, in which society wants to know who participated in the internal armed conflict for economic purposes. The recently created Truth Commission must be a space to facilitate this discussion and unveil the role that economic actors played during the war. 

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.