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T-695/2017 Freedom of opinion can not be used to defame

Freedom of expression is a fundamental pillar in the Colombian democratic system and in the Political Constitution, but this does not mean that this right can be exercised in an unlimited, negligent and disrespectful way of the fundamental rights to good name, privacy and  honor. This was the conclusion of the Sixth Chamber of Review of the Constitutional Court when ruling a guardianship in which it ordered to rectify inaccurate information made by a councilor from Medellín, against a lawyer.