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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Judicial Review of Presidential Re-Election Amendments in Colombia

Samuel Issacharoff, Santiago García-Jaramillo, Vicente F Benítez-Rojas

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 August 2020

Subject(s):
International organizations — Political accountability — Legislative accountability — 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 In the third wave of democratization, beginning with the fall of the Soviet empire, the roles of constitutional law and constitutional courts have assumed central importance in defining fledgling commitments to democracy. Of all the newly minted courts, the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Corte Constitucional de Colombia) has rendered opinions that are landmarks in global constitutionalism. Two of those decisions, Decision C-1040 of 2005 (Colom) and Decision C-141 of 2010 (Colom) define the struggle to protect fragile democracies from descending into the...
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