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Colombian Constitutional Court Rules Anti-terror Law Unconstitutional

On 30 August, following a challenge by the Colombian Commission of Jurists, an ICJ affiliate, and other NGOs, the Colombian Constitutional Court declared unconstitutional Legislative Act N∞2 2003, which granted judicial police powers to the military in cases of suspected terrorism. The Legislative Act granted the military the power to detain individuals, carry out searches and intercept private communications without previous judicial order. The ICJ supported the challenge by submitting an amicus curiae to the Court.

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