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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Decision T-760 (2008) (Colom)

Colombia [co]

Alicia Ely Yamin

Bill of rights — Civil and political rights — Right to health — Social 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. At the time of writing, T-760/08 (Decision T-760/08 (2008) (Colom) ) is the most sweeping and significant judgment regarding the right to health in the world. T-760/08 has had significant impact in influencing scholarship on the right to health, including frequent comparative analysis. To date, it has had little impact on influencing the jurisprudence of other national courts, but its indirect impacts on comparative law may well follow idiosyncratic pathways and be significant in the long-term. 2. The judgment was precipitated by the overwhelming amount of...
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