Peace, or the Will of the Majority? The Judicial Review of Constitutional Reforms Throughout the Colombian Peace Process

Towards which attitude should the courts responsible for reviewing the constitutional reforms approved within a peace process lean? Which role should these courts play when peace and the will of the majority become opposing ideals? Should a rejection by the majority of citizens in a referendum be enough to halt the peace process of a nation? The Colombian Constitutional Court had to answer these questions recently when, after a referendum in which Colombians voted No to the peace agreements negotiated with the FARC-EP, they were required to evaluate the validity of the constitutional reforms approved thus far through this process. This case offers an interesting panorama to reflect on judicial review of constitutional reforms.