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The Colombian Supreme Court Affirms Human Right to Technological and Scientific Progress: Navigating Legal Challenges in the Era of Disruptive Innovation

The Colombian Supreme Court Affirms Human Right to Technological and Scientific Progress: Navigating Legal Challenges in the Era of Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive innovations start in the minds of people who, under open constitutional frameworks, have the freedom to assert rights that protect their creations. Later, governments usually apply regulations that were...
La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

La violencia obstétrica y su reconocimiento por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Desde hace algunos años, la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH) ha desarrollado estándares en materia de derechos sexuales y reproductivos. Sin embargo, la Corte se ha encontrada reacia...
Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Obstetric Violence and its Recognition by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

For some years the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACoHR) has been developing standards regarding sexual and reproductive rights. However, the court has proven reluctant to recognise obstetric violence as...
Plug Those Gaps: Reforms to Equality Law (Episode 3)

Plug Those Gaps: Reforms to Equality Law (Episode 3)

Human rights experts reveal how we could reform equality law to make sure it protects the most vulnerable in times of crisis. This is Episode Three of a four-part series....
The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

The Fundamental Right to Abortion in Colombia

Image description: Participants at a ‘pro-choice’ protest in the city centre during the decision of the Constitutional Court. | Photo credit: Viviana Bohórquez Monsalve Colombia´s Constitutional Court recent Decision C-055...
Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Sexual and reproductive health rights are not normally thought of as materialising in the workplace, but there are a numerous hurdles at work to women’s enjoyment of sexual and reproductive...
Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at School

Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at School

Schools needs to be a place of safety for learners. Tragically, sexual and reproductive health rights can be violated at school. This episode of Shaping the Future of Reproductive Rights...
Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights in the next 15 years. Yet throughout the world,...
Gender in Colombia’s Peace Transition (with Isabel Jaramillo Sierra)

Gender in Colombia’s Peace Transition (with Isabel Jaramillo Sierra)

In this episode, we speak with Dr Isabel Cristina Jaramillo from Los Andes University in Colombia about “Gender in Transition: Studies about the Role of the Law in the Distribution...
Separated, Locked Down, and Unequal: The Grey Hair Revolution’s resistance to draconian quarantine in Colombia

Separated, Locked Down, and Unequal: The Grey Hair Revolution’s resistance to draconian quarantine in Colombia

In July 2020, Colombian Administrative Judge Edith Alarcón-Bernal announced her decision to protect the rights to equality and non-discrimination of Colombians over 70 years old. The decision followed a tutela...
The Rebirth of the Abortion Debate in Colombia

The Rebirth of the Abortion Debate in Colombia

Early this March, the Colombian Constitutional Court, in a divided opinion (6-3), rejected on grounds of admissibility, a challenge to the Penal Code section that criminalizes abortion (subject to three...
Blood, Taxes, and Equality

Blood, Taxes, and Equality

The Colombian Constitutional Court has recently delivered two groundbreaking decisions. One struck down taxes on tampons and sanitary pads, while the other ordered the city of Bogota to create a...

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