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The national government geographically isolated Chocó

We intervened to support a tutela that requires the government to pave the Quibdó-Medellín and Quibdó-Pereira roads: a promise that has historically been unfulfilled.
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Prison is not the only sanction in transitional justice mechanisms

César Rodríguez defended that the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Repetition is in line with the Constitution. Regarding penalties, he affirmed that international law discusses effective sanctions, not imprisonment.
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Interventions in lawsuits against four aspects of the New Police Code

Dejusticia carried out citizen interventions regarding the constitutionality of Police Code articles that establish police measures for several categories of persons and activities.

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Request Under Colombian Freedom of Information Laws

Our request highlights both what has been done and what remains to be done for the creation and implementation of the Legal Commission for Monitoring Intelligence and Counterintelligence Activities.

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Lawsuit to protect the right of access to public intelligence information

Dejusticia filed a lawsuit challenging Decree 857 of 2014, which regulates the Colombian Law of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, for violating some of the necessary requirements that must be fulfilled before the right of access to public information held by intelligence agencies can be restricted.
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Dejusticia Files Suit to Protect the Right to Privacy Under the New Police Code in Colombia

Dejusticia filed a lawsuit before the Constitutional Court, arguing that several articles of Colombian Law 1801 of 2016 (Police Code) violate the right to privacy.

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Police Code Intervention in defense of informal vendors

Dejusticia conducted an intervention within the constitutionality process of Article 140 of the Police Code (Law 1801 of 2016) that establishes measures to regulate the public space, affecting informal vendors. 

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Dejusticia sues the Police Code over protest regulation

Dejusticia sues the Police Code over social protest regulation before the Constitutonal Court for several reasons that make Law 1801 of 2016 unconstitutional. 

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Citizen Intervention Litigating the Unconstitutionality against Legislative Act, Which Reforms Military Tribunals

Our intervention highlighted that although International Humanitarian Law specifically regulates contexts of war, this does not mean that, from the standard of specialty, the reform introduced by the Legislative Act 02 of 2015 exclude International Human Rights Law standards.

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