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Courts and Social Change: How the Constitutional Court Changed Forced Displacement in Colombia

What role do the courts play in a democracy? What kind of judicial interventions are required to promote public policies that effectively guarantee rights and encourage social change? This book answers these and other questions.

 

What role do the courts play in a democracy? What kind of judicial interventions are required to promote public policies that effectively guarantee rights and encourage social change? This book answers these and other questions, parting from of one of the most important cases in comparative constitutionalism: the intervention of the Colombian Constitutional Court to protect the rights of victims of forced displacement. Based on interdisciplinary research, the authors offer a new analytical framework and study the effects of the decision of the Court (T-025 of 2004) and the dynamic monitoring process that has taken place since then.


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