THE COLOMBIAN CONSTITUTION AND ITS TRANSFORMATIVE VISION – LESSONS LEARNED

The normative vision of the Colombian Constitution, enacted in 1991, was transformative. Aside from the emphasis on socio-economic rights, which focused attention on the need to greatly reduce poverty in the country, the Constitution included a vision of equality that stressed the need for material as well as formal equality. This presentation deduces the main lessons that can be learned from the Colombian constituent process.