Que Sea Ley

Que Sea Ley

Recent decades have seen social activism turn to law as a battleground for social change. While the rejection in Argentina of a bill to legalize abortion left many feeling cheated, the effects of the campaign, Que Sea Ley (English: Let It Be Law), transcended purely legal change.

Preventing Corporate Intimidation of Rightsholders

Preventing Corporate Intimidation of Rightsholders

Companies that fear damage or loss of their reputation have begun to increasingly rely on legal tools such as lawsuits or lobbying to silence their foes and critics. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) cases have proliferated in the United States and beyond as a way for companies to sue individuals or groups in order to censor, intimidate, and silence their critics. In Colombia, this process has been incorporated into the Peace Process, as judges in the Special Tribunal for Peace (JEP) have come to prohibit the discussion of third-party actors as a manner to safeguard their reputation and legal standing.