Women and Justice: Keywords

Domestic Case Law

Auto 102-07 Constitutional Court of Colombia (2007)

Gender-based violence in general

The Court ordered the Secretary General of the Court to hold a planning session along with several other governmental and non-governmental entities to address issues of forced displacement of women.

Sentencia A092/08 Constitutional Court of Colombia (2008)

Gender violence in conflict

The Court recognized the special constitutional protection that women displaced by armed conflict are entitled to, as well as international obligations applicable to women displaced by armed conflict. The Court ordered the creation of programs to bring attention to the plight of displaced women and to strengthen their constitutional rights. The court also granted protective orders to more than 600 displaced women. Finally, the court alerted the Attorney General of numerous sexual crimes committed against women during Colombia's armed conflict.