Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons

Decision T-025 (2004) (Colombia)

In relation to the decision t-025 (2004) (colombia) and constitutional law, David Landau[1] made the following observation: 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. (…)

Internally Displaced Persons

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on internally displaced persons explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here.


Further Reading

  • The entry “internally displaced persons” in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (currently, the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 2009), Oxford University Press


Notes and References

  1. Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, David Landau, “Decision T-025 (2004) (Colombia)” (2018, Germany, United Kingdom)

See Also

  • Dignity of Individuals
  • 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


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