Coordination under the Constitutional Court interpretation

The coordination decisions taken by the State and the regions to harmonize procedures at local government’s levels should be adopted by a competent public authority in a supramunicipal tier considering the local authority that is being coordinated. Several actions have been adopted by the legislative system to enhance coordination measures and its procedures. Nonetheless, the Colombian response to the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light many discussions concerning the decentralized model of government adopted in the country’s 1991 Constitution, specially, the coordination system. The judicial review of the decision-making process of this coordination system reveals aspects to take into consideration concerning the role and legitimacy of courts in this topic.