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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Decision T-025 (2004) (Colom)

David Landau

Subject(s):
Dignity and autonomy of individuals — Equality — Right to work — Collective rights — Right to food — Right to health — Right to security — Social rights — Environmental rights — Group rights — Individual rights — Fundamental rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. Decision T-025 of 2004 is a landmark decision of the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Corte Constitucional de Colombia) and one of the most important examples of a structural remedy for widespread violations of socioeconomic rights in the world. The decision aggregated the individual claims or a large number of claimants identified as internally displaced persons (‘IDPs’) who had been forced to leave their homes and relocate to other parts of Colombia, generally because of the country’s ongoing civil violence. The claimants argued that the state had failed in...
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