The colonial and anti-colonial character of Colombian Constitutional Law

Exploring the colonial and anti-colonial character of Colombian Constitutional Law requires withdrawing our attention from the Constitution itself, and to look towards the moment in which the first constitutional texts were adopted when Colombia became sovereign state after independence from the Spanish Empire. This is the moment of the birth of the constitutional tradition in Colombia. The origin is here not only a first moment in history, but also a founding cause that constructed Colombian Constitutional Law and that, therefore, marked its identity.