Legal system

Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the judiciary in Colombia is the branch of government that is primarily responsible for interpreting the law by majority vote. The judiciary in Colombia includes the following institutions: the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the Council of State of Government, the Superior Tribunals (High Court), the Regional Courts, the First Instance Courts and the Administrative Courts.

The Cundinamarca Criminal Court and the Supreme Court played a fundamental role in the case of Pablo Ardila. Both courts acquitted Ardila of all charges. The legal documents relating to the court judgements can be viewed here.

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