“The right to life has been -and will always be- the first right on which all other rights rest. It is therefore imperative, not only defend it, but also promote a wider protection of it. The book “Defending the human right to life in Latin America” offers a high level of academic analysis, written by leading jurists from different Latin American countries, that expose – with great clarity of speech- the Latin American legal protection of the human right to life . In particular, the analysis of “The So-Called Abortion Case in the Colombian Constitutional Court”, is a very important contribution, and a denunciation of what has been the experience in our country.”

– Alejandro Ordóñez Maldonado, Attorney General for Colombia