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Author Cepeda Espinosa, Manuel José, author

Title Colombian constitutional law : leading cases / Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa, David Landau
Edition First edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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Contents Introduction to the Colombian constitution of 1991 and the Constitutional Court -- The role of the Constitutional Court -- Dignity and autonomy -- Equality -- Freedom of speech and freedom of religion -- Social rights -- The rights of victims and transitional justice -- The rights of indigenous peoples -- The president : problems of executive overreach -- The congress: problems of abdication and deliberation -- Constitutional amendment and the substitution of the constitution doctrine
Summary This book provides in English the case law of the Colombian Constitutional Court, which has become one of the most creative and important courts of the global south and the world since its creation in 1991. It offers concise and carefully chosen extracts of the Court's most important cases, along with notes and introductory materials to place them in historical context. The materials focus on the Court's contributions in a comparative perspective, showing how they are exemplary of a range of problems faced by courts around the world and particularly as an example of aggressive judicial review
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Colombia. Corte Constitucional.
Constitutional law -- Colombia -- Cases.
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Landau, David E., author
ISBN 0190640375 (electronic bk.)
9780190640378 (electronic bk.)