Constitución y leyes de desarrollo de la misma

Translated title of the contribution: Constitution and laws developing it

Carlos Guillermo Castro Cuenca, Olga Lucía Alfonso Velásquez, Roger Pita Pico, Antonio Barrera Carbonell, Betty Martínez-Cárdenas, Hernando Tapias Rocha

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Colombia, to project a negative image of the
international level, with a diversity of problems
social and economic, has been transformed from a
the last ten years in an interesting destination for
to invest and to live. These changes have been achieved
with important reforms in all sectors, and
with economic and social measures that make it possible to
an increase in revenues and a reduction in the
social gap favoring the necessary widening
of the middle class. The security of the country has
improved overall and political and economic stability
make it attractive for investment.
This book offers nationals and foreigners,
jurists or not, a historical, legal vision
and economy of the country. After locating the reader
geographically and historically, it is the Constitution,
of the structure of the State, of the complex
territorial organization, the main laws,
the functioning of the administration of justice,
fundamental rights, nationality and the right to life.
status of foreigners, unique institutions,
foreign investment and exports.
Relevant professionals have contributed their valuable
collaboration. The first chapter was prepared by the
political scientist and historian Roger Pita Pico, Member
Number of the Colombian Academy of History,
Corresponding Member of the Institute of Geography
History of Brazil and Corresponding Member
of the Royal Academy of Spanish History.
He is currently the Director of the Eduardo
Santos of the Colombian Academy of History.
Chapters 2, 7 and part of 5 were carried out
by Carlos Guillermo Castro Cuenca, PhD
in Law from the University of Salamanca, Professor
Principal and Associate Researcher of the Group
of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Criminal Law of the
of Jurisprudence of the Universidad del Rosario
and Auxiliary Magistrate of the Constitutional Court.
Chapter 3 was in charge of Antonio Barrera
Carbonell, who has been President of the Court
Constitutional and Magistrate of the same Corporation,
professor of several universities, Corredactor
of the National Code of Natural Resources
Renewable and Environmental Protection,
Joint Judge of the H. Council of State - Sala de lo
Contentious-Administrative, Section II and consultant
Chapters 6, 9 and a section of 5 were elaborated.
by Betty Mercedes Martínez-Cárdenas,
Doctor in Law from the University of Paris II,
Panthéon-Assas, Senior Career Teacher and
Research Group Associate Researcher
in Private Law from the Faculty of Jurisprudence
of the University of Rosario.
Hernando Tapias-Rocha, Professor Emeritus and
Honorary of the Universidad del Rosario, Former President
of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of
Justice of Colombia and Former Judge of the Chambers
Constitutional and Civil of the same corporation,
Member of the Code Review Committee
of 1971, arbitrator and practising lawyer,
collaborated in chapter 5.
Finally, Olga Lucía Alfonso Velásquez,
Doctor in Law from the Complutense University.
of Madrid, with post-doctoral stay in
the University of Pavia, international consultant,
who has been a professor at the University
of the Rosary, of the University Rey Juan Carlos and
is currently a professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.
of Madrid, has written chapters 4,
8 and 10 and a section of 5.
We would like to see the result as a whole
can be useful as an introduction to the
to a better knowledge of our homeland and we thank
to Professor Carlos Rogel Vide the interest
by Ibero-American Law.
Translated title of the contributionConstitution and laws developing it
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationConstitución y leyes de desarrollo de la misma
PublisherEditorial Reus
Pages29 - 37
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-84-290-1862-2
StatePublished - 2015


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