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The Constitutional Court of Colombia (Spanish: Corte Constitucional de Colombia) is the supreme constitutional court of Colombia. Part of the Judiciary, it is the final appellate court for matters involving interpretation of the Constitution with the power to determine the constitutionality of laws, acts, and statutes.

Constitutional Court of Colombia
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Palace of Justice
Established1991
CountryColombia
LocationBogotá
Coordinates04°35′56.4″N 74°04′31.8″W / 4.599000°N 74.075500°W / 4.599000; -74.075500
Composition methodNominated by the President, the Council of State, or the Supreme Court, elected by the Senate.
Authorized byConstitution of Colombia
Judge term lengthnon-renewable 8 years
No. of positions9, by statute
Websitewww.corteconstitucional.gov.co
President of the Constitutional Court
CurrentlyGloria Stella Ortiz Delgado
Since11 February 2019
Vice President of the Constitutional Court
CurrentlyAlberto Rojas Rios
Since11 February 2019

The court was first established by the Constitution of 1991, and its first session began in March 1992. The court is housed within the shared judicial complex of the Palace of Justice located on the north side of Bolívar Square in the La Candelaria neighbourhood of Bogotá.

The Constitutional Court consists of nine magistrates who are elected by the Senate of Colombia from ternary lists drawn up by the President, the Supreme Court of Justice, and the Council of State. The magistrates serve for a term of eight years. The court is headed by a President and Vice President.

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CompositionEdit

Current magistratesEdit

  • Gloria Stella Ortíz Delgado (President)
  • Alberto Rojas Ríos (Vice President)
  • Luis Guillermo Guerrero Pérez
  • Alejandro Linares Cantillo
  • Carlos Libardo Bernal Pulido
  • Antonio José Lizarazo Ocampo
  • Diana Constanza Fajardo Rivera
  • Cristina Pardo Schlesinger
  • José Fernando Reyes Cuartas

Further readingEdit

  • Molina Betancur (ed.). Corte Constitucional 10 Años: Balance y Perspectivas. Colección Textos de Jurisprudencia (in Spanish). Bogotá: Our Lady of the Rosary University. ISBN 9789589203989. LCCN 2004453908. OCLC 318260242.

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