Rethinking unelected authorities: a look from the perspective of public law and democratic legitimacy

Project: Research/Creation Project

Project Details


Public law theorists have highlighted how modern constitutions incorporate institutions that do not integrate any of the three branches of government. Thus, on the one hand, this has made it possible to show that the three branches are insufficient to accommodate the new constitutional structures and functions, and on the other hand, it has led to reflection on the nature and function of these new structures, as the fourth branch of public power. This project seeks to bring this discussion to Colombian public law in order to analyse the role of Colombia's non-elected authorities in guaranteeing and protecting constitutional democracy.


Fourth branch of government, autonomous constitutional bodies, constitutional democracy, unelected actors.

Commitments / Obligations

1 artículo Scopus
1 libro de investigación
2 evento de apropiación social del conocimiento
Effective start/end date5/15/235/14/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


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