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Las organizaciones no gubernamentales de derechos humanos en la democracia. Aproximaciones para el estudio de la politización de los derechos humanos en Colombia

Keywords: social accountability, ngos, human rights, colombia, democracy.

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this paper argue that the activity of human rights defense of main ngos in colombia can be analyze as an alternative exercise of social accountability that present relations of control and limit of the abuse of power under the legal and political opportunity structure that supports it. after proposing the problem in the field of representative and participative democracy, their limitations and scope, it establishes a relationship between the type of activities of the ngos and the political effects produced; to demonstrate this relationship builds a typology of forms of activism, the major networks and the various fields of action of human rights ngos in colombia.

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