Realizing the Fundamental Right to Health through Litigation: The Colombian Case

Aquiles Ignacio Arrieta-Gómez   Abstract Colombia has made significant progress in the recognition and protection of the right to health. Using litigation—a structural element of the democratic Colombian design—many people have had to fight in order to enjoy effective access to health care. Such litigation has proven a pacific and democratic way to protect a constitutional principle: health as a fundamental and justiciable right. In 2008, in the wake of thousands … Continue reading Realizing the Fundamental Right to Health through Litigation: The Colombian Case