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 Constitutional Court has reviewed cases, for instance, in the mining industry, in which there are not specific procedures in place that allows local governments to clearly stated their interests. The latest ruling taken by the Constitutional Court will lead to a specific reform in the mining industry. This new ruling will require from the legislator to establish a coordinated decision-making process to determine the mining areas. The main concern with this ruling is to determine whether the Constitutional Court is the appropriate body to make this decision or if lacks legitimacy.