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Colombia: NGOs mount constitutional challenge

The Colombian Commission of Jurists, an affiliate of the ICJ, has challenged with other non-governmental organisations the constitutionality of a Colombian law that grants judicial police powers to the military in cases of suspected terrorism. Legislative Act N°2 2003, adopted in December 2003, grants the military the power to detain individuals, carry out searches and intercept private communications without previous judicial order. The ICJ has supported the challenge by submitting an amicus curiae to the Colombian Constitutional Court. The case is still pending.

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