Research impact

Economic and societal impact

  • Dr Julián López-Murcia’s work has been cited by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as by some Colombian authorities such as the Constitutional Court, Defensoría del Pueblo (Ombudsman), Contraloría General de la República (National Fiscal Control Office) and Superintendencia de Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios (Superintendency of Public Utilities, SSPD).

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation  

  • Report A/HRC/36/45, submitted by the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council in September 2017, focuses on the role regulatory frameworks play in the implementation of the human rights to water and sanitation at national level. Full text

Constitutional Court (Colombia)

  • Sentencia (ruling) T-012/19, Constitutional Court (Colombia) Full text
  • Sentencia (ruling) T-118/18, Constitutional Court (Colombia) Full text
  • Sentencia (ruling) T-379/14, Constitutional Court (Colombia) Full text
  • Sentencia (ruling) T-009/13, Constitutional Court (Colombia) Full text
  • Sentencia (ruling) T-495/10, Constitutional Court (Colombia) Full text

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Academic impact 

Book launch: La Garantía de los Derechos Sociales

“Es una muy importante contribución al tema de los derechos sociales en Colombia” (This [book] is a very important contribution to the study of social rights in Colombia). Rodrigo Uprimny (Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)

 

Book review Full text

Author: Dr Fernando Castillo Cadena (Justice of the Supreme Court of Colombia)

 

International conferences

I have presented my research findings at various international conferences:

  • A Path-Dependent Theory of Recentralisation, 115th American Political Science Association –APSA Annual Meeting, Washington DC (USA), 29 August – 1 September 2019.

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  • Recentralisation and its causes: Colombia 1994-2014, 112th American Political Science Association –APSA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia (USA), 1-4 September 2016.
  • The Role of Economic Performance on the Emergence of Recentralisation: Colombia 1994-2014, XXXIV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association -LASA, New York (USA), 27-30 May 2016.
  • The Causes of Recentralisation in Colombia (2007-2011), 111th American Political Science Association –APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco (USA), 3-6 September 2015.
  • The New Colombian System of Royalties: Decentralisation or Recentralisation?, XXXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association -LASA, San Juan (Puerto Rico), 27-30 May 2015.
  • Regulatory Agencies and Courts in the Global South, Latin American Constitutionalism: between Law and Politics, University of Glasgow, Glasgow (UK), 2 July 2014.
  • The Emergence of Recentralization in Colombia, XXXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association -LASA, Chicago (USA), 21-24 May 2014.
  • Subnational autonomy and Political Participation in the Current Colombian Peace Talks, The Colombian Peace Talks: A Challenge for Security and Democracy?, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK), 20 November 2013.
  • El Bloque de Constitucionalidad en su Dimensión Correcta: Obligatoriedad de las “Interpretaciones Autorizadas” de los Tratados Internacionales de Derechos Humanos (The block of constitutionality in its correct dimension: binding character of the authorised interpretations of the international human rights treaties), VII Seminario Permanente de Derechos Humanos Xabier Gorostiaga, S.J., Universidad del Zulia et al., Maracaibo (Venezuela), 31 May and 1-3 June 2011.
  • Propiedad Privada en el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (Private Property in the Inter-American System of Human Rights), Curso Internacional de Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos”, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México -UNAM, Mexico City (Mexico), 26-27 February 2009.

 

Some citations and references:

Google scholar

  • Arrival, Julián and Ortiz, David. (2019). “The reversal of the decentralization process in Colombia: The peace agreement with Farc as an opportunity to re-decentralize the country”. In:
    Verfassung Und Recht In Ubersee/ Law And Politics In Africa, Asia And Latin America ISSN: 0506-7286 ed: v.52 fasc.1 p.51 – 66 ,2019, DOI: 10.5771/0506-7286-2019-1-51
  • Restrepo, D. y Peña, C. (2018). “Economía política de la descentralización y de la recentralización. (1986 – 2016)”. En Estupiñan Achury, L., Moreno Gonzáez, G. y Montiel Márquez, A. (Coords.). La cuestión territorial a debate: España y Colombia, Universidad Libre, bogotá, pp. 165-196.
  • Polga‐Hecimovich, John ; Trelles, Alejandr. 2016. The Organizational Consequences of Politics: A Research Agenda for the Study of Bureaucratic Politics in Latin America. Latin American Politics and Society, December 2016, Vol.58(4), pp.56-79
  • Vargas, L. and Heller, L. 2016. Determinants in implementing a public policy for an essential volume of free water in Bogotá and Medellín, Colombia. Full text
  • Parra-Vera, Oscar, The Protection of Social Rights, in Juan F. Gonzalez-Bertomeu and Roberto Gargarella (editors), The Latin American Casebook: Courts, Constitutions, and Rights (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2016).
  • Rubiano-Galvis, Sebastián and Esteban-García, Viviana, Los Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales y la Regulación Ambiental del Territorio a Propósito de la Disputa por el Borde Norte de Bogotá, in Helena Alviar García and Everaldo Lamprea  (editors), El Estado Regulador en Colombia (Bogotá: Universidad de Los Andes, 2016).
  • Cajas-Sarria, Mario Alberto, La Historia de la Corte Suprema de Justicia de Colombia, 1886-1991, Tomo II Del Frente Nacional a la Asamblea Constituyente, 1958-1991 (Bogotá: Universidad de Los Andes y Universidad ICESI, 2015).
  • Llano-Arias, V. 2015. Community knowledge sharing and co-production of water services: Two cases of community aqueduct associations in Colombia. Water Alternatives 8(2): 77-98 Full text 
  • Palacios Lleras, A. (2014) La promoción y protección de la libre competencia en la ley 142 de 1994. Precedente. Full text
  • Hartmann, Ivar Alberto, A Right to Free Internet? On Internet Access and Social Rights (November 17, 2013). Suffolk University Journal of High Technology Law, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2355900
  • The International Business Environment (2012)
  • Nieto-Navia, Rafael, El valor jurídico de las recomendaciones de los Comités de Derechos Humanos y el bloque de constitucionalidad, 18 International Law, Revista Colombiana de Derecho Internacional, 155-190 (2011). Full text

  • Solarte, Arturo,  El principio de reparación integral del daño en el derecho contemporáneo in Tendencias de la Responsabilidad Civil en el Siglo XXI – ISBN 978-958-731-004-7, Biblioteca Jurídica Diké, 121-155, 2009.

 

 

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