Environmental Justice

Litigation

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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Dejusticia intervention regarding the invalidity requests of sentence T-445 of 2016 on the popular consultation to decide on mining Pijao

On November 11th, Dejusticia conducted a citizen intervention before the Constitutional Court regarding the invalidation request of sentences T-445 of 2016 presented by the National Mining Agency, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, ASOGRAVAS, the Tolima Miners and Hydrocarbons Association, and the Colombian Mining Association.
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Intervention on the granting of mining licenses in the Mining Code

Dejusticia intervened litigating the unconstitutionality of several articles in the Mining Code (Law 685 of 2001). The intervention focused on showing how the process to grant mining licenses violated several constitutional principles and rights. 

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Dejusticia intervenes in defense of the rights of communities from the Atrato river

Dejusticia filed its intervention with the Constitutional Court of Colombia, in a protection case filed by the Center for the Study of Social Justice, "Tierra Digna." The case relates to the environmental pollution of this river basin, which has resulted from mechanized mining activities and from the unauthorized exploitation of forest resources.

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Coadyudancia in Favor of Popular Consultation in Pijao

Coadyuvancia to the tutela process defending the right of citizen participation in the popular consultation about mining proposed by the mayor of Pijao.

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Dejusticia Intervenes in Defense of the Santurbán Páramo

Dejusticia intervened in an action for protection filed by the Committee for the Defense of Water and the Santurbán Páramo, against the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Territorial Development, which is currently being reviewed by the Constitutional Court. 

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Intervention before the Constitutional Court in Writ of Constitutional Protection that Seeks to Protect a Wetland in Santander from Large-Scale Ranching

We intervened in the revision process of a writ of constitutional protection requested by a citizen of Satander that seeks to protect a wetland that has been affected by large-scale ranching of an agricultural actor in the area.

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