Legal empowerment of the migrant population: instruments for social transformation

At present, Colombia is a territory characterized by being a country of destination of high migration flows. Most of this population finds itself in a situation of manifest vulnerability and social exclusion. This amounts to a de facto obstacle to an effective access and enjoyment of rights and to a very limited participation in the diverse contexts of society construction.
Considering the restrictions posed by formal-legal mechanisms in the access of rights, it is necessary to explore other channels in order for the law to become an accessible and available instrument for vulnerable migrants. The paper aims at analysing the diverse legal and no legal instruments available for an effective integration empowerment of vulnerable migrants and for the social transformation of their situation. It explores the use of mechanisms as strategic litigation, pedagogy of rights, brigades of social and legal services, street lawyering, among others.