Litigation

Litigation

We present and follow up on our own cases before the high courts of Colombia and other countries (from Brazil and Peru to Kenya and India), selecting issues in coordination with our issue-based teams.

We intervene, make an appearance as an interested third party, or serve as amicus curiae in existing processes, either independently, in conjunction with similar organizations, or by invitation of the Court.

Internationally, we intervene in processes or cases before the Inter-American Court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and, where relevant, in foreign domestic cases that have an international impact.

Our Cases & Interventions

The long wait of the JEP ahead of the decisions of the Constitutional Court and Congress

In the last six months civil society organizations, such as Dejusticia, have called on both institutions to give free rein to the norms that consolidate the Special Jurisdiction for Peace.

Case of indigenous people of Bojayá who could not vote in the plebiscite is about to reach the Court

Through a tutela, a group of Emberá claimed their rights to political participation and equality, because their economic situation and how far they live made it impossible for them to move to endorse the Peace Agreement. Dejusticia, human rights organizations, and indigenous leaders asked the High Court to review the case.

The Constitutional Court has the last word to save the Ciénaga Grande of Santa Marta

The environmental crisis of this ecosystem led fishermen to pursue a legal battle that reached the High Court. In this intervention, we support their demand that environmental authorities take urgent measures to stop the disaster and thus, protect their rights to healthy environment, dignified life and work.
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