Constitutional Aspects of FTAs: A Colombian Perspective

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Liliana Lizarazo Rodríguez

Univeristy of Antwerp

Philippe De Lombaerde

United Nations University (UNU-CRIS)

Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo

School of Business Administration and Economics, IUSF Research Centre - Osnabrueck University

Angelika Rettberg

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Andrea Parra

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Date Written: November 2014

Abstract

Colombia has recently negotiated trade agreements with the EU, the US and some other countries. This article explores the compatibility of these agreements with constitutional rights in Colombia, by looking at recent case‐law of Colombian courts. This Andean country is, in our view, a particularly interesting case because of the coincidence of a new constitutional context (with, on the one hand, an important rights catalogue and new instruments to protect fundamental rights, and on the other hand, liberal economic principles), a Constitutional Court with activist features and a particular socio‐political situation.

Suggested Citation

Lizarazo Rodríguez, Liliana and De Lombaerde, Philippe and Ortiz-Riomalo, Juan Felipe and Rettberg, Angelika and Parra, Andrea, Constitutional Aspects of FTAs: A Colombian Perspective (November 2014). European Law Journal, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 824-847, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2514613 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eulj.12108

Philippe De Lombaerde

United Nations University (UNU-CRIS) ( email )

Potterierei 72
Brugge, West-Flanders 8000
Belgium

Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo

School of Business Administration and Economics, IUSF Research Centre - Osnabrueck University ( email )

Barbarastraße 12, 66/E22
Osnabrück, 49076
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.usf.uni-osnabrueck.de/institut/personen/ortiz_riomalo.html

Angelika Rettberg

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia ( email )

Carrera Primera # 18A-12
Bogota, DC D.C. 110311
Colombia

Andrea Parra

Universidad de los Andes, Colombia ( email )

Carrera Primera # 18A-12
Bogota, DC D.C. 110311
Colombia

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