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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Decision SU-039 (1997) Case (CO)

Colombia [co]

Felipe A Galvis Castro

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Citizenship status of indigenous groups — Eminent domain/expropriation — Natural resources — Indigenous communities

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1. An important debate has been ongoing in Colombia over the last two decades as a result of the carrying out of prior consultations for the development of exploration and exploitation projects of natural resources as well as of infrastructure projects that can affect the integrity of indigenous communities (rights of indigenous communities). On one side are those who defend and promote the realization of these consultations: they point to the constitutional principles of democratic participation in public decision-making, respect for the international commitments...
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