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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Constitutional Court of Colombia (Corte Constitucional de Colombia)

David Landau

Subject(s):
Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Judicial power — Checks and balances

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. The Colombian Constitutional Court is the high court of the country of Colombia on most matters of constitutional law. It was created by the 1991 Colombian Constitution. Since its creation, the Court has become well known for its jurisprudence on a variety of issues, including the right to free development of personality, socioeconomic rights, indigenous rights, the incorporation of international law into domestic law, and the doctrine of unconstitutional constitutional amendments. Some scholars have stated that the Colombian Constitutional Court is the most...
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