Colombia’s courts will have to adapt its facilities to the needs of people with
dwarfism after a short-stature employee demanded to have equal rights
as his larger colleagues.
Henry Perez, a man of one meter in height, filed the petition because he could not access all information, because of the height of the shelves and was unable to look over the podium to talk to the public; he would have to be one meter fifteen to be able to do that.
The Court admitted that its facilities are not adequate for people of his height and ordered to create a national plan that ensures the rights of equality and access to all kinds of information sources in judicial institutions for small people.
The Court also said that people with dwarfism have a form of handicap for whom the special treatment according to the minority rights should apply.