Constitutional Dismemberment in Colombia

This paper seeks to address the case of constitutional dismemberment in Colombia, through the review of some cases of constitutional amendment during the constitution of 1886 and the current political constitution of 1991. To do this, it is based on a brief review of the concept of dismemberment and its consequences on the identity, rights and structure of a constitution. After, it make an analysis of the referendum, the legislative act and the constituent national assembly as reform mechanisms in the Colombian constitution, to finally expose the main dismemberments generated in force of the constitution of 1886, and the case of the implementation of the process of peace during the constitution of 1991, as a paradigmatic case of disintegration and transitional constitutionalism. It will be concluded about the need for a deliberative activity that offers democratic control to constitutional amendment.