Our advocacy work seeks to influence public policy and decisions by national and international officials on justice and human rights issues through education and discussion. We aim to foster dialogue between national authorities and civil society to find solutions to human rights problems.
We meet with State and international officials to share our research and opinions and make our concerns known; organize national and international events for civil society organizations, government officials, and academia; and disseminate our research and analysis via our website, social media outlets and institutional magazine, AportesDPLF, among other activities.
Through the preparation of amicus curiae, public statements and letters directed at State officials we express our concerns and raise awareness of grave human rights and rule of law issues that require immediate attention.
We coordinate advocacy activities with civil society organizations based in Washington, D.C. before multilateral agencies such as the Organization of American States (OAS), the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, U.S. government representatives, and the media.
We also denounce human rights violations and affronts to the rule of law in Latin America by participating in thematic hearings before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR).