With six votes in favor and two against, the Constitutional Court ruled that the article of the National Development Plan that permits mining in paramos is unconstitutional.
Moreover, with a 5-3 vote, the Court decided that victims’ rights to land restitution supercedes Development Projects of National Strategic Interest.
In August 2015 Dejusticia intervened in this litigation arguing these measures’ unconstitutionality.Read More
Gustavo Petro is right to denounce the Inspector General´s Office and the government´s illegal decisions that ended his mandate as mayor before the Inter-American System of Human Rights. However, he is making a mistake in knocking over the board game, so to speak, he unfairly lost and joining the call for a constituent assembly.Read More
It is possible to limit the greater institutional risks of the Inspector General’s Office and the worst personal excesses of Inspector General Ordóñez without changing the Constitution; we just need a short law with three articles.Read More
The government recognizes certain rights of the indigenous peoples of the Cauca and of the Afro-Colombians in the islands of the Caribbean. But at the same time, they are enforcing laws that forbid the exercise of these rights.Read More
Thanks to information sent by several readers, I see that my last column fell short in criticizing the pressure that the Inspetor General’s office asserts on public officers protecting the environmentRead More
After the last failure, we are still waiting for a proposal that will allow us to overcome the three main problems in the judicial system. A key issue is to reform the Superior Council of the Judiciary, which has brought so much discredit to the judicial branch.Read More