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Duque v. Colombia

This case is about a homosexual couple who had been cohabiting for more than ten years and could not marry. Upon death of his partner, who had been a State employee, the victim was denied a survivor’s pension because that was only meant for heterosexual partnerships or married couples. Eventually, the Court found Colombia in violation of the right to equal protection contained in the American Convention but did not find violation of other articles.

Case SummaryDuque v. Colombia, Case Summary

Year
2017
Country
Did the State Accept International Responsibility?
Did the State Raise Preliminary Objections?
Separate Opinions
Case Summary
Yes