Notas Sobre La Reforma Constitucional Y Sus Límites (Notes on the Amending Power and its Limits)

In Juan Carlos Henao (ed) Dialogos Constitucionales de Colombia con el Mundo (Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2013) pp 383-402

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 94/2018

16 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2016 Last revised: 18 Sep 2018

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Joel I. Colón-Ríos

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: En Colombia, así como en el resto de América Latina, los gobiernos recurren con frecuencia a la reforma constitucional y, en ocasiones, dichas reformas son altamente controversiales. No es sorprendente, por lo tanto, que diversas cortes a través de la región hayan asumido jurisdicción para declarar inconstitucionales enmiendas constitucionales, desarrollando así la doctrina de los límites implícitos al poder de reforma. El presente escrito es un intento de contribuir al debate sobre las virtudes y límites de dicha doctrina en el contexto colombiano, haciendo especial énfasis en la relación entre ésta y la teoría del poder constituyente.

English Abstract: In Colombia, as in the rest of Latin America, governments often resort to constitutional reform, and sometimes these reforms are highly controversial. It is not surprising that various courts across the region have assumed jurisdiction to declare constitutional amendments unconstitutional, developing the doctrine of implicit limits to the amending power. This paper is an attempt to contribute to the debate about the virtues and limits of this doctrine in the Colombian context, with special emphasis on the relationship between it and the theory of constituent power.

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Keywords: Constitutional Reform, Constitutional Limits, Latin America, Columbia

Suggested Citation

Colón-Ríos, Joel I., Notas Sobre La Reforma Constitucional Y Sus Límites (Notes on the Amending Power and its Limits) (2013). In Juan Carlos Henao (ed) Dialogos Constitucionales de Colombia con el Mundo (Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2013) pp 383-402; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 94/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2883899

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