In Historic Victory for Human Rights in Colombia, Inter-American Court Finds State Agencies Violated Human Rights of Lawyers Defending Activists
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In a landmark ruling for fundamental freedoms in Colombia, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights found that for over two decades the state government harassed, surveilled, and persecuted members of a lawyer's group that defends human rights defenders...
EFF and partners urged the court to rule that Colombia's legal framework regulating intelligence activity and the surveillance of CAJAR and their families violated a constellation of human rights...
Even after Colombia enacted a new intelligence law, authorities continued to carry out unlawful communications surveillance against CAJAR members, using an expansive and invasive spying system...
The court noted that actions such as covert surveillance, interception of communications, or collection of personal data constitute undeniable interference...
Read at Electronic Frontier Foundation
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