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7 April 2014


Colombia: Title III, Chapters 1-4 of the Constitution of Colombia, 1991

Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa

The text of Title III, Chapters 1 to 4, of the 1991 Constitution of Colombia is attached to this Response.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Colombia. 1991. Political Constitution of Colombia of 1991. Translated by Anna I. Vellvé Torras, Jefri Ruchti, and María del Carmen Gress. In World Constitutions Illustrated. 2013. Edited by Jefri Jay Ruchti. Buffalo, NY: William S. Hein & Co., Inc. [Accessed 3 Apr. 2014]