The recognition of the ethnic groups by the Colombian Constitution of 1991, accounts for part of multiculturalism discussed by the Constituent Assembly. Since then, Colombia has made significant efforts to issue rules in accordance with constitutional and international principles, seeking the protection of the rights of ethnic communities existing in the country. However, the situation of the actual raizal does not account for this, because although the Constitution recognizes them as an ethnicity, subsequent legislative development does not evidence it. The political participation of native islanders, in its expression as a value, principle and constitutional law, has not been guaranteed just as it happened with other ethnicities.
|Translated title of the contribution||Raizal community: elements for a legal reflection from a cultural discourse|
|Journal||Civilizar Ciencias Sociales y Humanas|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2012|