Dejusticia is a Colombia-based research and advocacy organisation, founded by practitioners and researchers with a deep belief that academic work can be committed to social justice and can contribute to effect change. We are dedicated to the strengthening of the rule of law and the promotion of social justice and human rights in Colombia Latin America and the Global South.
As an action-research centre for legal and social studies with an “amphibious” approach, we take deep dives in academic and policy-design research and writing with a clear sense of how such work can and will have an impact on our direct action and advocacy. Likewise, our action and advocacy inform our research and helps us drive academic and policymaking debates with a firm understanding of the impact on the ground. Our focus is to promote positive social change by producing rigorous studies and fact-based policy proposals; carrying out effective advocacy campaigns or litigating in the most impactful forums; and designing and delivering education and capacity-building programmes.
Since 2005, Dejusticia has been working in thematic areas in which we believe we can most contribute with our expertise and approach to effect change: Racial, Ethnic and Gender anti-discrimination; Economic Justice; Rule of Law; Environmental Justice; Judicial System; Transitional Justice, Drug Policy, Land and Campesinos and Technology and Human Rights.
Twitter: @Dejusticia / @Dejusticia_en
Land reform, peace and informal institutions
Aaron Acosta, Researcher
Elvia Sáenz-Botero, Programme Support
Dr Nelson Camilo Sanchez, Co-Director, Livelihoods, Land and Rights