Posts Tagged ‘Removal from Office’
Did Petro´s Legal Novel Finally End?
One of the most popular arguments used to defend the national government´s position on the situation in Bogota, in particular the legal battle of Mayor Petro, is that the City was tired and needed an end to all the uncertainty.Read More
Irrelevant political rights?
Colombia is far from being a country protective of political rights. But now, it not only fails to protect them it also openly disparages them.Read More
A leftist ICHR?
Some of those who criticized the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ICHR) for granting the precautionary measures in favor of Bogota Mayor Petro have suggested that this occured because the ICHR has a leftist bias.Read More
None of the arguments made by the government or its lawyers explaining why they will not comply with the precautionary measures of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (ICHR) in Petro´s case are convincing.Read More
Why Santos should Comply with the Precautionary Measures
There are strong legal reasons why Santos should have complied with the ICHR´s precationary measures in Bogota Mayor Petro´s case.Read More
The Bullying Continues
Based on all the criticism the Inspector General´s Office received (including from those who did not support Petro), some of us thought, mistakenly, that the Inspector General would calm down.Read More
Petro’s Options and the Inter-American System of Human Rights
The mayor has three possible lifesavers. One is political and highly unlikely – that the President will not execute the order. Another is legal and unpredictable – the outcome of the numerous “tutela” writs presented before the courts. And the other one is international – appealing to the Inter-American System. Will this last one work for him?Read More
Protections in Criminal Procedure and Removal from Office
The debate over the implications of Article 23 of the American Convention in Petro’s case has come down to a single question. Does the Inspector General have the legal power to remove a democratically elected public official from office? Nonetheless, Article 23 also has other important implications.Read More
More on Petro’s Removal from Office
There is an crucial legal issue in Petro’s removal from office that has hardly been discussed. It is the following issue: Even if you accept that the Inspector General has the power to remove a mayor, it would have to be done through a rigorous and demanding process, that was not carried out in Petro’s case.Read More
Unqualified to Disqualify?
This is about a key decision in defining the powers of the Inspector General’s Office regarding political rights. In the debate about the removal from office of Bogota’s mayor and his disqualification from holding elected office imposed by the Inspector General, the decision but the Inter-American Court in a similar case in Venezuela has been mentioned a lot.Read More