Precautionary Principle: Case Law in ColombiaMartha Cecilia Paz*
Constitutional argumentation and interpretation of Rosario University in Bogotá, Colombia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Martha Cecilia Paz
Constitutional argumentation and
interpretation of Rosario University in Bogotá, Colombia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 06, 2013; Accepted Date: December 06, 2013; Published Date: December 09, 2013
Citation: Paz MC (2013) Precautionary Principle: Case Law in Colombia. J Civil Legal Sci 3:108. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000108
Copyright: © 2013 Paz MC. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This article reflects on an approach to the scope of the right to environment in Colombian constitutional jurisprudence and it focuses specifically on the precautionary principle as hermeneutical criterion used by the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court to determine the need for intervention by public authorities, to potential damage to the environment and public health. Thus, this paper aims at enunciating the map of the jurisprudence of the Court in decisions about this point.