Constitutional Court of Colombia

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Constitutional Court of Colombia
Palace of Justice
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
President of the Constitutional Court
CurrentlyLuis Guillermo Guerrero Pérez
Since8 February 2017
Vice President of the Constitutional Court
CurrentlyAlejandro Linares Cantillo
Since8 February 2017

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.

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.


Current magistrates[edit]

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

Further reading[edit]

  • 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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