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Network of Hemispheric Legal Cooperation in the Area of Family and Child Law

Colombia

Introduction to the legal system | Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity | Adoption of minors | Parental authority and custody of children | Care, familial assistance and child support obligations in favor of minors | Traffic in, abduction and return of minors | Protection against abuse, including sexual abuse, of minors

 

Introduction to the legal system

Description

Introduction to the legal system of the Republic of Colombia

Overview of the regulation of family and minors in Colombia

 

Fundamental texts

Constitución política de Colombia de 1991

Código de la Infancia y la Adolescencia

Código Civil

Código Penal

Código de Procedimiento Civil

Código de Procedimiento Penal

Decreto 2272 de 1989

Ley 1008 de 2006

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Optional Protocol of the Convention of the Rights of the Child relative to the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

Convention #138 of the International Organization of Labor - Minimum Age Convention

Convention #182 of the International Organization of Labour on the Prohibition of the Worst Forms of Child Labour and Immediate Action for their Elimination

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

Inter-American Convention on the Return of Children

Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors

International Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its Complementary Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

Optional Protocol of the Convention of the Rights of the Child relative to the Participation of Children in Armed Conflicts

New York Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance

Inter-American Convention on Support Obligations

Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in respect of Inter-Country Adoption

 

Designated authority for the Network

 

 

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity

General

Acknowledgment and declaration of paternity in Colombia

 

Legislation

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Adoption of minors

General

Regulation of the adoption of minors in Colombia

 

Legislation

Artículos 42, 44, 93, 94 y 214 numeral 2 de la Constitución Política

Código de la Infancia y la Adolescencia

Código Civil

Decreto 2272 de 1989

Código de Procedimiento Civil

Reglamentación interna del Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar

 

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Cooperation in respect of Inter-Country Adoption

Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Competent authorities

Colombian Institute of Family Welfare

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Parental authority and custody of children

General

Regulation of parental authority and custody of children in Colombia

 

Legislation

Artículos 5 y 44 de la Constitución Política

Artículos 253, 288, 305 a 315 del Código Civil

Artículos 247, 333 y 435 del Código de Procedimiento Civil

Artículo 9 del Decreto 2150 de 1995

Artículo 5 del Decreto 2272 de 1989

Ley 640 de 2001

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Article 18 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Inter-American Convention on the Return of Children

 

Competent authorities

Colombian Institute of Family Welfare

 

Jurisprudence

Sentencia C-1195 de la Corte Constitucional del 2001

Sentencias del 25/10/1984 y 10/3/1987 de la Sala de Casación Civil de la Corte Suprema de Justicia

Sentencia T-500 de la Corte Constitucional de 1993

Sentencia T-715 de la Corte Constitucional de 1999

Sentencia T-189 de la Corte Constitucional de 2003

Sentencia T-339 de la Sala Novena de Revisión de la Corte Constitucional de 1994

Sentencia T-296 de la Sala Segunda de Revisión de la Corte Constitucional de 2000

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Care, familial assistance and child support obligations in favor of minors

General

Regulation of care, familial assistance and support obligations in favor of minors in Colombia

 

Legislation

Artículos 42, 44, 93, 94 y 214 numeral 2 de la Constitución Política

Decreto 2737 de 1989 (Código del Menor)

Código de la Infancia y la Adolescencia

Código Civil

Decreto 2272 de 1989

Ley 446 de 1998

Ley 640 de 2001

Código de Procedimiento Civil

Ley 1008 de 2006

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

New York Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance Orders

Inter-American Convention on Support Obligations

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

 

Competent authorities

Colombian Institute of Family Welfare

Superior Council of the Judiciary

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Traffic in, abduction and return of minors

General

Regulation of traffic in, abduction and return of minors in Colombia

 

Legislation

Artículos 42, 44, 93, 94 y 214 numeral 2 de la Constitución Política

Ley 1008 de 2006

Código de la Infancia y la Adolescencia

Decreto 2737 de 1989 (Código del Menor)

Código Civil

Decreto 2272 de 1989, por el cual se organiza la jurisdicción de familia, se crean unos despachos judiciales y se dictan otras disposiciones

Ley 446 de 1998

Ley 640 de 2001

Código de Procedimiento Civil

Resolución 1399 de 1998, proferida por la Dirección General del Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar, por medio de la cual se establece el procedimiento interno para la aplicación del Convenio de la Haya referente al secuestro internacional de niños

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of Minors

Inter-American Convention on the Return of Minors

International Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its Complementary Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

Inter-American Convention on International Traffic in Minors

Optional Protocol of the Convention of the Rights of the Child relative to the Participation of Children in Armed Conflicts.

 

Competent authorities

Colombian Institute of Family Welfare

 

Jurisprudence

Sentencia T-357 de 2002 proferida por la Corte Constitucional

Sentencia T-891 de 2003 proferida por la Corte Constitucional

 

Other documents of interest

 

 

Protection against abuse, including sexual abuse, of minors

General

Protection against abuse, including sexual abuse, of minors in Colombia

 

Legislation

Código Penal

Código de Procedimiento Penal

Código de la Infancia y la Adolescencia

Ley 679 de 2001 “Por medio de la cual se expide un estatuto para prevenir y contrarrestar la explotación, la pornografía y el turismo sexual con menores”

Ley 985 de 2005 “Por medio de la cual se adoptan medidas contra la trata de personas y normas para la atención y protección de las víctimas de la misma”

Ley 1146 de 2007 “Por medio de la cual se expiden normas para la prevención de la violencia sexual y atención integral de los niños, niñas y adolescentes abusados sexualmente”

Ley 1236 de 2008 “Por medio de la cual se modifican algunos artículos del Código Penal relativos a delitos de abuso sexual”

Ley 1257 de 2008 “Por la cual se dictan normas de sensibilización, prevención y sanción de formas de violencia y discriminación contra las mujeres, se reforman los Códigos Penal, de Procedimiento Penal, la ley 294 de 1996 y se dictan otras disposiciones”

Ley 1329 de 2009 “Por medio de la cual se modifica el título IV de la ley 599 de 2000 y se dictan otras disposiciones para contrarrestar la explotación sexual comercial de niños, niñas y adolescentes”

Ley 1336 de 2009 “Por medio de la cual se adiciona y robustece la ley 679 de 2001 de lucha contra la explotación, la pornografía y el turismo sexual con niños, niñas y adolescentes”

 

Bilateral treaties

 

Multilateral agreements

Optional Protocol of the Convention of the Rights of the Child relative to the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

Convention #138 of the International Organization of Labor - Minimum Age Convention

Convention #182 of the International Organization of Labour on the Prohibition of the Worst Forms of Child Labour and Immediate Action for their Elimination

 

Competent authorities

Technical National Committee for the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual and Commercial Exploitation of Boys, Girls and Adolescents created by law 679 of 2001.

 

Jurisprudence

 

Other documents of interest

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