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Human Rights Case Against Former Bolivian President for Role in 2003 Massacre Cleared to Move Forward

Court of Appeals Rejects Defendants’ Attempt to Have Case Dismissed
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Intervention Litigating Article that Establishes Sales Tax

We intervened before the Constitution Court litigating the unconstitutionality of Numera 3 of Article 171 of Law 1607 of 2012, that modifies taxes and establish a sales tax.

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Dejusticia’s Director Intervenes before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights on Fazenda Brazil Workers Case

César Rodríguez Garavito, Dejusticia's director, intervened as an expert witness in the first case that debates forced work in the Americas, regarding the complaint of slave work in Brazil.

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Press Release – International human rights network intervenes in case challenging large-scale disconnection of water supply to tens of thousands of low-income residents in Detroit

New York. February 9, 2015. The International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net), a global network of over 220 groups and 50 individual advocates from around the world working to secure economic and social justice through human rights, has requested leave from the U.S. District Court to be recognized as amicus curiae[1] in the case of Lyda et al. v. City of Detroit[2]in support of residents challenging the City of Detroit’s decision to cut off water supply to thousands of households unable to pay their bills.

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Intervention: Defense of the Superintendent of Health´s Letter 03/13 on Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy

Dejusticia intervened before the State Council to support the legality of the Superintendent of Health's Letter 03 from 2013 on voluntary interruption of pregnancy.
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Lawsuit that seeks the protection of the right to housing

Lawsuit against paragraph 1 of article 15 of Law 388 of 1997, and against article 40 of law 3 from 1991, for violating the Constitution.
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Intervention against the Modificatory Protocol of the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States

Civic intervention within the process of No. LAT319 of automatic, integral and prior review of the Modification Protocol of the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States and its enclosed letter, approved via Law 1166 of 2007.
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Intervention against the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States

Intervention in the process LAT311 against the Law 1143 from 2007 "by which the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United States of America is approved", plus the annexed letters and agreements, signed at Washington, DC on November 22, 2006.
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Health Care: Afro Descendents

Public action of unconstitutionality of articles 1 through 30 of the Law 691 of 2001, which regulates the participation of ethnic groups in the General System of Social Security, alleging violations of the introduction and of articles 1, 2, 7, 11, 12, 13, 48, 49, 70, 85, 93, 330 (paragraph), 55 transitory of the Political Constitution.
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