ACTUE Colombia attended the celebration within the setting of the 23rd Meeting on Jurisdiction in Bogotá, which discussed the implementation of a new model of open justice
Colombia’s Council of State celebrated its bicentennial during the 23rd Meeting on Contentious-Administrative Jurisdiction, organised by the body and supported by FIIAPP through its anticorruption project, ACTUE-Colombia. A thousand people attended this event in Bogotá, including magistrates and judges from all over the country, as well as representatives from civil society.
The meeting addressed the need to build a strong framework for open justice that provides the judicial branch with solidity and legitimacy. Other key topics discussed included transparency, accountability and judicial ethics, issues on which ACTUE-Colombia provides assistance to the State Council.
The meeting was opened by associated public figures from the country, such as the Vice President of the Republic, Óscar Naranjo Trujillo, the Minister of Justice, Enrique Gil Botero, the Mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa and the President of the State Council, Jorge Octavio Ramírez. The acting Ambassador, Rachel Brazyer, attended the event on behalf of the European Union.
One notable guest was the renowned Spanish philosopher Adela Cortina, who underlined the importance of promoting ethics and integrity in a new model of open justice.