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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Decision T-760 (2008) (Colom)

Colombia [co]

Alicia Ely Yamin

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 April 2024

Subject(s):
Bill of rights — Civil and political rights — Right to health — Social rights — Fundamental rights

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum
Managing Editor: Martina Mantovani

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. However, to date, it has had little impact on influencing the jurisprudence of other national courts, such as Mexico (Tejada and Vieira-Silva). 2 The judgment was precipitated by the overwhelming amount of litigation regarding health rights that was flooding the courts, coupled...
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