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Legal Remedies. The Role of Constitutional Judges when Abortion Is Not Guaranteed

This text, which at first seems to broach simply a legal debate, is truly about how to resolve the human drama of what to do when women attempt to access legal abortions, but face innumerable obstacles which end up limiting it.

 

The questions that we ask ourselves are basically two: when exactly is the right to interrupt pregnancy violated? And what kind of measures should judges adopt in cases where this right is violated?

As a reader, through the rich description of a series of cases, you will find this first observation: neither the jurisprudence of the Colombian Constitutional Court nor international standards have developed the content of these central questions to achieve an effective guarantee of women’s rights. Subsequently, you will find the proposal that we present throughout the document and where we solve the questions raised.


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