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Social pacts and Constitutional Justice: A comparative approach between Korea and Colombia.

Author(s): Rodrigo González Quintero

Journal: CIVILIZAR : Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
ISSN 1657-8953

Volume: 11;
Issue: 21;
Start page: 33;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Constituent Processes | South Korea | Colombia | Constitutional Compact | Constitutional Courts.

During the last quarter of the twentieth century, new constitutions were adopted in South Korea and Colombia and these documents established constitutional courts. Thus, under specific circumstances of institutional crisis, two societies and their leaders embraced the task of overcoming said crisis through the enactment of a new constitution. The establishment of constitutional courts entailed the validity towards the future of the reached constitutional consensus,as the successful way to surpass the prior crisis. The new constitutions at our countries are perceived as the reformulation of the social compact, and the constitutional courts play a constant and noteworthy function as they actualize said democratic-constitutional compact.
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