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Wanted: Criminal Justice -Colombia\u27s Adoption of a Prosecutorial System of Criminal Procedure

By Michael R. Pahl

Abstract

This Article explores the fundamental historical change in Colombia\u27s criminal procedure. Part I of this Article will present a brief history of the inquisitorial system of criminal procedure, laying the foundation for an understanding the unique Columbian development of criminal procedure. A description of Colombia\u27s inquisitorial system follows, focusing especially on structural barriers in the previous inquisitorial system that hampered effective law enforcement. Part II discusses the failure of the inquisitorial system. A description of the prosecutorial system adopted in November 1991 is then presented in Part III

Topics: International Law, Law
Publisher: FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History
Year: 1992
OAI identifier: oai:ir.lawnet.fordham.edu:ilj-1346
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