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Referendum on bullfights in Bogota (Colombia). Comment on the constitutionality of the consultation

2015.08.14

AUTHOR: Carlos Contreras PhD in Law. Students Coordinator and Professor in the Master Program in Animal Law and Society of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Assistant Editor in the Website: www.derechoanimal.info

TITLE: Referendum on bullfights in Bogota (Colombia). Comment on the constitutionality of the consultation

PUBLICATION DATE: August 2015
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center

ABSTRACT

In this document, the author studies the constitutionality of the popular anti - bullfighting consultation that has been presented and approved by the Council of Bogota, and that aims to ask the citizens of the Colombian Capital, if they agree that bullfights are held in the city. The author also analyzes the law applicable to the case, the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court on bullfighting, as well as the competence of the Council of Bogota.

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