Dejusticia was created in 2003 by a group of Colombian university professors in order to intervene in debates about the law, institutions and public policies based on rigorous studies and actions that promote social inclusion, democracy, social state of law and human rights in Colombia and Latin America.

Dejusticia is a center for applied research that influences public opinion, the academic debate and public policy. This combines research, strategic litigation, training and dissemination. This work is done with social networking, research centers and human rights defenders, both in Colombia and abroad.