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									                                   Curriculum Vitae
                     Prof. Carlos Bernal Pulido, LL.B., S. J. D., M.A.

                                   1. Personal Information
Name: Carlos L. Bernal Pulido
Citizenship: Colombian
Civil Status: Married, one child
                                   2. Contact Information

Address in the United States: Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, 330
Griffin-Floyd Hall, Gainesville, Florida, 32611-8545, USA.
Home Address: 2330 SW Williston Road, Apt. 1124, Gainesville, Florida, 32608, USA.
Address in Colombia: Departamento de derecho constitucional, Universidad Externado de
Colombia, Calle 12 núm. 1-17 Este, Bogotá, Colombia.
Phone number in the United States: + (1) 352 871 1048.
Phone number in Colombia: + (57) 1 2839406.
E-mail Address: calibep@ufl.edu; carlos.bernal@uexternado.edu.co
Personal Website: http://icr.uexternado.edu.co/Investigaciones/carlos_bernal.html

                                    3. Areas of Research

Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory, Theory of Rights, Comparative Constitutional Law,
Judicial Review, Ethics, Theory of Legal Norms, Theory of Action.

                                       4. Education


                                     Graduate Studies

1. Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.), Law School, University of Salamanca (Spain)
(October, 2001). The dissertation entitled: El Principio de Proporcionalidad y los
Derechos Fundamentales (The Principle of Proportionality and the Fundamental Rights)
(in Spanish), was unanimously awarded the highest grade: summa cum laude, and the
extraordinary doctorate award by the University of Salamanca (Spain).




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2. Master of Arts, Department of Philosophy, University of Florida (May, 2008).


3. 26th Course of Human Rights at the International Institute of Human Rights René
Cassin, Strasbourg (France), 1995.

                                  Undergraduate Studies


LL.B. Law School, University Externado of Colombia (June, 1996).

Graduation Date: 26 June 1996, with thesis entitled La Fundamentación de los Principios
Constitucionales (The Foundations of Constitutional Principles), summa cum laude.

                                   5. Work Experience

                                  Teaching Experience

1. Full Professor of Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence at the University Externado of
Colombia (Bogotá) since January 2002.

2. Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy of Law, Law School, University of
Leon (Spain) 2003 and 2006.

3. Teaching Assistant at the Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, 2007 –
2008.

4. Research Assistant at the Institute for Constitutional Studies, University Externado of
Colombia, 1994 – 1996.

          Teaching at the Law School of the University Externado of Colombia


1. In the LL.B. Program:
Jurisprudence 2003, 2004, 2005.


2. In Graduate Programs:




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The following seminars in postgraduate courses: 2002 - 2008: Constitutional Review,
Constitutional Rights, Human and Constitutional Rights, Theories of the State,
Telecommunications and Constitutional Rights, The Constitutional Foundations of Torts
Law, Constitution and Criminal Law.

The following seminars in the LL.M. program 2002 - 2008: Theories of Legal
Argumentation, Theories of the State, Theories of Constitutional Rights, Constitutional
Review, Social Rights, Sources of Public Law, The Constitutional Foundations of Torts
Law.

The following seminars in the S.J.D. program 2002 al 2008: Theories of Legal
Argumentation, Legal Philosophy, Constitutional Case Law.


                                  Research Experience

Fellow of the Institute for Constitutional Studies Carlos Restrepo Piedrahita at the
Universidad Externado de Colombia, since January 2002.

                               Experience in Management

Co-Director of the LL.M. program in legal theory at the University Externado of
Colombia, since 2007.

                            Experience in the Legal Practice

Attorney in Constitutional and Administrative Law in the Bar of Colombia since 1996.
National and International Legal Consultant in Bernal&Viana Attorneys from 2003.
Consultant of the Social Security Administration in Colombia, the Public Services
Enterprises of Medellin, the Office of Interpreters and Translators of the United Nations
(Geneva), the International Labor Organization and the Mexican Federal Electoral Court.

                        6. Research Scholarships and Experience
                                      Scholarships




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1. Young Academics Scholarship of the University of Cambridge for presenting a paper in
the Joint Conference on Effective Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance,
University of Cambridge and The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 10 – 12
December 2008.

2. Fulbright Scholarship for the M.A. in Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of
the University of Florida (2006 – 2008).

3. Intercampus Scholarship for professors, from the Spanish International Cooperation
Agency, March–April 2003. Department of Philosophy of Law, Law School, University of
Leon (Spain).

4. Short research scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a
period of research at the Department of Public Law and Philosophy of Law, Law School,
Christian Albrecht University, Kiel (Germany), under Professor Robert Alexy, July to
September 2000.

5. Baldomero Sanín Cano scholarship from the University Externado of Colombia, for the
S.J.D. at the Department of Constitutional Law, Law School, University of Salamanca
(Spain), 09.1996 – 10.2001.

6. Intercampus Scholarship for undergraduate students from the Spanish International
Cooperation Agency and the Institute for Hispano-American Cooperation, January to
March 1996, Department of Philosophy of Law, Law School, University of Leon (Spain).

                               Other Research Experience


1. Department of Philosophy of Law, University of Leon (Spain), January to April, 2006.


2. Oxford University (U.K.), July 2002.

3. Department of Public Law and Philosophy of Law, Law School, Christian Albrecht
University of Kiel (Germany), September 1999 and August 2001, under Professor Robert
Alexy.




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                                        7. Honors

Extraordinary doctorate award from the University of Salamanca for the dissertation: El
Principio de Proporcionalidad y los Derechos Fundamentales (The Principle of
Proportionality and Constitutional Rights).


Honor scholarship for every year of the LL.B.

                                      8. Languages

Mother language: Spanish.


Foreign languages, good working knowledge: English, German, French, Italian.

Experience as translator from German, English, and French into Spanish.



                                      9. Publications

                                          Books

1. El neoconstitucionalismo a debate (Arguing about the New Constitutionalism) (in
Spanish), Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 1st. Edition, 2006, 74 pp.

2. El derecho de los derechos (Rights’ Law), Bogotá, Universidad Externado de
Colombia, (1st. Edition, and 1st. and 2nd. Reprints) 2005, (3th. Reprint) 2006, 417 pp.

3. El Principio de Proporcionalidad y los Derechos Fundamentales (The Principle of
Proportionality and Constitutional Rights), Madrid, Centro de Estudios Políticos y
Constitucionales, 2003 (1st. Edition), 872 pp., 2005 (2nd. Edition), 875 pp., 2007 (3th
Edition), 883 pp., English edition in preparation.


                                         Articles




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1. “Normatividad y argumentación jurídica” (Normativity and Legal Argumentation) (in
Spanish) in Saber, Revista Hispanoamericana de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, n. 1,
2008, p. 211 – 228.

2. “La fuerza vinculante de la jurisprudencia constitucional en el orden jurídico
colombiano” (The Binding Force of Constitutional Precedence in Colombian Law) (in
Spanish), in A. Julio (Coord.), Teoría Constitucional y Políticas Públicas. Bases críticas
para una discusión, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2008, p. 373 – 474.

3. “Estudio Introductorio a la Teoría de los derechos fundamentales de Robert Alexy”
(Introduction to the Second Spanish Translation of Robert Alexy’s A Theory of
Constitutional Rights) (in Spanish), in R. Alexy, Teoría de los derechos fundamentales
(Spanish Translation by Carlos Bernal Pulido), Centro de Estudios Políticos y
Constitucionales, Madrid, Second Edition in Spanish, 2008, p. XXIII – LV.

4. “Democracia y globalización en América Latina” (Democracy and Globalization in
Latin America) (in Spanish), in G. Ramírez (ed.), El derecho en el contexto de la
globalización, Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2008.

5. “A Speech Acts Analysis of Judicial Decisions” (in English), European Journal of
Legal Studies, vol. 2, n. 1, 2007: www.ejls.eu Spanish version: “Un análisis de las
decisiones judiciales con base en la teoría de los actos de habla”, European Journal of
Legal Studies, vol. 2, n. 1, 2007: www.ejls.eu

6. “Refutación y defensa del neoconstitucionalismo” (Criticism and Defense of the New
Constitutionalism) (in Spanish), in M. Carbonell (ed), Teorías del Neoconstitucionalismo,
Trotta, Madrid, 2007, p. 289 – 325.


7. “Grenzen und Rationalität der Abwägung. Grundrechtsprinzipien in Spanien” (Limits
and Rationality of Balancing. Fundamental Rights’ Principles in Spain) (in German), in:
Jan Sieckmann (Ed.), Die Prinzipientheorie der Grundrechte (The Theory of Principles of
Constitutinal Rights), Nomos, Baden – Baden, 2007, p. 197 – 214. Spanish Version: “¿Es




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la teoría de los principios una teoría adecuada de los derechos fundamentales de la
Constitución Española?”, in press in Doxa, Alicante (Spain).

8. “La posición de América Latina en el contexto de la globalización” (Latin America in
the Context of Globalization) (in Spanish), Derecho PUC. Revista de la facultad de
derecho de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Lima, n. 5, 2006, p. 311 – 331.


9. “La aplicación del principio de proporcionalidad en el juicio de igualdad” (The
Adjudication of the Principle of Equality by means of the Principle of Proportionality),
Palestra del Tribunal Constitucional. Revista mensual de jurisprudencia, Lima, núm. 5,
2006, p. 495 – 508.

10. “El precedente en Colombia” (Precedent in Colombia) (in Spanish), Revista de la
Academia Colombiana de Jurisprudencia, n. 331, 2006, p. 85 – 98. Reprinted in: E.
Carpio Marcos and P. P. Grández Castro (Ed.), Estudios al Precedente Constitucional,
Palestra, Lima, 2007, 175 – 186. English Version: “Precedent in Colombia”, in press in
the Memories of the Conference of the International Academy of Comparative Law,
Utrecht (Holland), 2006.

11. “El concepto de libertad en la teoría política de Norberto Bobbio” (The Concept of
Liberty in Norberto Bobbio’s Political Theory) (in Spanish), Economía Institucional, n.
14, 2006, p. 55 – 75. http://www.economiainstitucional.com/pdf/No14/cbernal14.pdf

12. “La democracia como principio constitucional en América Latina” (Democracy as
Constitutional Principle in Latin America) (in Spanish), Ius et Veritas, Lima, n. 33, 2006,
p. 269 – 278. Reprinted in: Cuestiones Constitucionales, n. 17, 2007, p. 31 – 51.
http://www.ejournal.unam.mx/cuestiones/cconst17/CUC000001702.pdf

13. “The Rationality of Balancing” (in English), Archiv für Rechts- und Sozial
P h i l o s o p h i e , Vol. 92, Heft. 2, 2006, p. 195 - 208. Available online at:
http://www.upf.edu/filosofiadeldret/_pdf/bernal_rationality_of_balancing.pdf. Spanish
Version: “La racionalidad de la ponderación”, Revista Española de Derecho
Constitucional, n. 77, 2006, p. 417 - 444. Portuguese translation by Thomas Bustamante in
press in: Antonio Maia and Margarida Lacombe (Eds.), A Filosofia do Direito de Robert




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Alexy, Renovar, Río de Janeiro, 2008 and in: Thomas Bustamante (Ed.), Direito e Razão
Prática, 2008.

14. “La globalización y los derechos fundamentales de los inmigrantes” (Globalization
and the Human Rights of the Inmigrants) (in Spanish), in L. Villar Borda and J. M.
Rosales, La inmigración y las oportunidades de la ciudadanía, Universidad Externado de
Colombia, Bogotá, 2005, 43 – 72. Reprinted in: C. Bernal Pulido, El derecho de los
derechos, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2005.

15. “Links between Constitutional Control and Political Control: The Case of Colombia”
(in English). Spanish Version: “La relación entre el control de constitucionalidad y el
control político: el caso de Colombia”. Both Versions in: The Century, Germany, n. 1,
2005.
English version:
http://www.thiscenturyreview.com/article.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=17&t
x_ttnews[backPid]=17&cHash=198acf0545.
Spanish Version:
http://www.thiscenturyreview.com/article.html?&no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=17&t
x_ttnews[backPid]=17&cHash=198acf0545&L=3

16. “Tribunal Constitucional, Legislador y Principio de Proporcionalidad. Una respuesta a
Gloria Lopera”, (Constitutional Court, Parliament and the Principle of Proportionality. An
Answer to Gloria Lopera) (in Spanish), Revista Española de Derecho Constitucional,
Madrid, n. 74, 2005, p. 417 – 444.

17. “El concepto de servicio público en el orden jurídico colombiano” (“On the Concepto
of Public Service) (in Spanish), Letras Jurídicas, Empresas Públicas de Medellín, Vol. 10,
n. 1, 2005, p. 105 – 141.


18. “La ponderación como procedimiento para interpretar los derechos fundamentales”
(Balancing as Procedure for Adjudicating Constitucional Rights) (in Spanish), in: E.
Cáceres, I. B. Flores, J. Saldaña and E. Villanueva (eds.), Problemas contemporáneos de la
filosofía del derecho, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, 2005, p. 17 –




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35. Available online at: http://www.bibliojuridica.org/libros/4/1650/5.pdf Reprinted in: El
derecho de los derechos, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2005.

19. “El precedente constitucional” (Precedent in Constitucional Law) (in Spanish), in N.
Osuna et alt. (ed.), Memorias de las V Jornadas de Derecho Constitucional y
Administrativo, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2005, p. 139 – 184.


20. “On Alexy’s Weight Formula” (in English), in A. J. Menéndez and E. O. Eriksen
(eds.), Fundamental Rights through Discourse, Arena Report n. 9, 2005, p. 129 – 140.
Reprinted in: A. J. Menéndez and E. O. Eriksen (eds.), Arguing Fundamental Rights,
Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2006. Spanish Versión: “En torno a la fórmula del peso de Alexy” in
press in: Eduardo Montealegre (edt), La ponderación en el derecho, Universidad
Externado de Colombia, Bogotá.

21. “Fundamento, concepto y estructura de los derechos sociales. Una crítica a “¿Existen
derechos sociales?” de Fernando Atria” (Justification, Concept and Structure of Social
Rights). Criticism of “¿Existen Derechos Sociales?” (Do Social Rights Exist?) by
Fernando Atria) (in Spanish), Discusiones, Buenos Aires, n. 4, 2004, p. 99 – 144.

22. “The Structure and the Limits of Balancing” (in English), in S. Eng (Ed.), Proceedings
of the 21st. IVR World Congress, Lund (Sweden), 12-17 August 2003, Part II: Law and
Practice, ARSP Beiheft 97, 2004, p. 79 – 84. Spanish Version: “Estructura y límites de la
ponderación”, Doxa, Alicante, n. 26, 2003, p. 225 – 238.

23. “Las Normas de Competencia en la Teoría Pura del Derecho de Kelsen” (The Rules of
Competence in Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law) (in Spanish), in L. Villar Borda (ed.), Hans
Kelsen 1881 – 1993, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2004, p. 89 – 123.

24. “La Fuerza Vinculante de la Jurisprudencia en el Orden Jurídico Colombiano” (The
Binding Force of Precedent in the Colombian Legal Order) (in Spanish), Precedente,
Universidad Icesi, Cali (Colombia), 2003, p. 13 – 43.

25. “El Derecho al Libre Desarrollo de la Personalidad” (The Right to Free Development
of Personality) (in Spanish), in N. Osuna et alt (eds), Memorias de las IV Jornadas de




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Derecho Constitucional y Administrativo, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá,
2003, p. 301 – 311.

26. “El Principio de Proporcionalidad de la Legislación Penal” (The Principle of
Proportionality in Criminal Law) (in Spanish), in E. Montealegre et alt. (eds.), Jornadas
Internacionales de Derecho Penal, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2002, p.
157 – 200. Portuguese Version (translated by Thomas Bustamante) published in: Cláudio
Pereira de Souza Neto (ed.), A Constitucionalização do Direito - Fundamentos Teóricos e
Aplicações Específicas, Lumen Iuris, Río de Janeiro, 2006.

27. “El Juicio de Igualdad en la Jurisprudencia de la Corte Constitucional Colombiana”
(The Principle of Equality in Colombian Constitutional Court Case Law) (in Spanish), in
J. Vega and E. Corzo (eds.), Instrumentos de tutela y justicia constitucional. Memoria del
VII Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho Constitucional, Instituto de Investigaciones
Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City, 2002, p. 51 –
74. Reprinted in Letras Jurídicas, Empresas Públicas de Medellín, Medellín, Vol. 8, n. 2,
2003, p. 205 – 228.

28. “Razionalitá, Proporcionalita e Ragionevolezza nel Giudizio di Constituzionalitá delle
Leggi” (Rationality, Proportionality and Reasonableness in Judicial Review) (in Italian),
in M. La Torre and A. Spadaro (eds.), La ragionevolezza nel Diritto, Giapicchelli, Turin,
2002, p. 309 – 320.

29. “El Principio de Proporcionalidad en el Control de las Medidas Estatales de Efecto
Equivalente en el Derecho Comunitario” (The Principle of Proportionality in the Control
of State Equivalent Effect Measures in EU Law) (in Spanish), Revista de Derecho del
Estado, n. 9, Bogotá, 2000, p. 107 – 123.

30. “Comentario a la Sentencia del Tribunal Constitucional en el Caso de la Mesa
Nacional de HB” (On the Spanish Judgement about the Political Party HB) (in Spanish),
La Ley, Buenos Aires, suplemento de derecho constitucional, 5th. May 2000, p. 45 - 50.




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31. “En Torno a la Legitimidad de la Jurisdicción Constitucional y la Objetividad en el
Control de Constitucionalidad de las Leyes” (Legitimacy and Objectivity in Judicial
Review) (in Spanish), Revista de Derecho del Estado, n. 7, Bogotá, 1999, p. 121 -139.

32. “¿Conserva su Valor la Constitución en el Estado Social?” (Does the Constitution still
Have Value in the Social State?) (in Spanish), Revista de Derecho del Estado, n. 6,
Bogotá, 1999, p. 81 – 90.

33. “La Regulación de la Financiación de los Partidos y Movimientos Políticos en
Colombia” (Regulating the Financing of Political Parties and Movements in Colombia) (in
Spanish), Revista de Derecho del Estado, n. 3, Bogotá, 1997, p. 127 – 146.



                                       Translations

1. B. Bix, “El Radbruch de Robert Alexy” (Robert Alexy’s Radbruch), in Id., Lenguaje,
teoría y derecho, in press at the Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá.

2. Robert Alexy, Teoría de los derechos fundamentales (A Theory of Constitucional
Rights), Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales, Madrid, 2008.

3. R. Alexy, “La fórmula del peso” (The Weight Formula) (from German into Spanish), in
press as postscript to the second Spanish Edition of the Teoría de la Argumentación
Jurídica (Theory of Legal Argumentation), Centro de Estudios Políticos y
Constitucionales, Madrid, 2007.


4. Jan R. Sieckmann, “Sobre la fundamentación de juicios ponderativos” (The
Justification of Balancing) (from German into Spanish), in Id., El modelo de los principios
del derecho, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2006.


5. Jan R. Sieckmann, “Los principios como argumentos normativos” (Principles as
Normative Arguments) (From German into Spanish), in Id., El modelo de los principios
del derecho, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2006.




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6. Stanley L. Paulson, “La Distinción entre Hecho y Valor: la Doctrina de los Dos Mundos
y el Sentido Inmanente. Hans Kelsen como Neo-Kantino” (The Distinction between Fact
and Value: the Two Worlds’ Doctrine and the Immanent Sense. Neo-Kant Hans Kelsen)
(from German into Spanish), Doxa, n. 26, 2003, p. 547 – 582.

7. Martin Borowski, La Estructura de los Derechos Fundamentales (The Structure of
Constitutional Rights) (from German into Spanish), Universidad Externado de Colombia,
Bogotá, 2003.

8. Robert Alexy, “La Naturaleza de la Filosofía del Derecho” (The Nature of Legal
Philosophy) (from English into Spanish), Doxa, n. 26, 2003, p. 145 – 159.

9. Robert Alexy, Tres Escritos sobre los Derechos Fundamentales y la Teoría de los
Principios (Three Papers on Constitutional Rights and the Theory of Principles) (from
German into Spanish), Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, 2003.

10. Robert Alexy, “Epílogo a la Teoría de los Derechos Fundamentales” (Postscript to the
Theory of Constitutional Rights) (from German into Spanish), Revista Española del
Derecho Constitucional, n. 66, 2002, p. 13 – 64.

                                     Book Reviews

1. F. Sosa Wagner, “Maestros Alemanes del Derecho Público” (German Masters of Public
Law) (in Spanish), Revista de Estudios Políticos, no. 112, p. 349 – 352.

2. X. Bastida, “La Nación Española y el Nacionalismo Constitucional” (The Spanish
Nation and Constitutional Nationalism), (in Spanish) Revista Derechos y Libertades de la
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, no. 7, 1999, p. 527 – 532.


3. J. M. Bilbao Ubillos, "Los derechos fundamentales en la frontera entre lo público y lo
privado" (Constitucional Rights in the Border between Public and Private Space) (in
Spanish), Revista de Derecho del Estado, n. 4, 1998, p. 207 – 212.




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4. M. Atienza and J. Ruiz Manero, ‘Las Piezas del Derecho – Teoría de los Enunciados
Jurídicos’ (‘A Theory of Legal Sentences’) (in French), in Droit et Société, n. 36/37, Paris,
LGDJ, 1997, p. 473 – 479. The Spanish Version was published in Revista del Derecho del
Estado, n. 4, 1998, p. 212 - 216.

5. G. Zagrebelski, "El derecho dúctil" (The Soft Law) (in Spanish), Revista de Derecho
del Estado, n. 1, 1997, p. 195 - 201.

                              10. Teaching of Special Courses

1. Interpreting Constitucional Rights, Federal Electoral Tribunal, Mexico City, Mexico,
July, 2006.


2. Theory of Constitucional Rights, University Externado de Colombia, Bogotá,
Colombia, May, 2006.

3. Principles of Latin American Constitucional Law, Course for Interpreters of the United
Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, January, 2006.

4. Principles of Latin American Constitucional Law, Course for Translators of the United
Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, July, 2005.

5. Judicial Review in Latin America, S.J.D. Program, University of Salamanca, Spain,
June, 2005.

6. Interpreting Constitutional Rights, Public Enterprises of Medellin, Medellin, Colombia,
August, 2004.

7. Theory of Constitutional Rights, University Externado of Colombia, Bogotá, March to
June, 2004.

8. Principles of Latin American Constitutional Law, University of Salamanca, Spain,
2002.




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9. Fundamental Social Rights, LLM in Human Rights, University Carlos III, Madrid,
Spain, 2000.

10. Principles of Latin-American Constitutional Law, in Master of Latin-American
Studies, Institute of Ibero-Amerian and Portuguese Studies at the University of
Salamanca, Spain, 1998, 1999, 2000.


                              11. Lectures and Presentations

1.    “Die Funktion des Verhältnismäßigkeigrunsatz in der Anwendung der
Grundrechte” (The function of the principle of proportionality) (in German), Christian
Albrecht University of Kiel, Germany, July 2000.


2.      “Razionalitá, proporcionalita e ragionevolezza nel giudizio de costituzionalitá delle
leggi”, (Rationality, Proportionality and Reasonableness in Judicial Review) (in Italian),
University of Ferrara, Italy, October 2000.

3.     “La función y el ámbito de aplicación del principio de proporcionalidad” (The
Function and Scope of the Principle of Proportionality) (in Spanish), University of León,
Spain, May 2001.

4.     “La estructura del principio de proporcionalidad” (The Structure of the Principle of
Proportionality) (in Spanish), University of León, Spain, November 2001.

5.     “Ventajas y desventajas del principio de proporcionalidad” (Arguing about the
Principle of Proportionality) (in Spanish), University of Salamanca, Spain, January 2002.


6.    “La ponderación como procedimiento de la interpretación de los derechos
fundamentales” (Balancing and the Interpretation of Constitutional Rights) (in Spanish),
University Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, January 2002.

7.    “El juicio de igualdad en la jurisprudencia de la Corte Constitucional Colombiana”
(The Principle of Equality in the Case Law of the Colombian Constitutional Court) (in
Spanish), in: VII Ibero-American Conference of Constitutional Law, Instituto de




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Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City,
February 2002.

8.     “El principio de proporcionalidad en la legislación penal” (The Principle of
Proportionality in the Criminal Law) (in Spanish), XXIV International Conference on
Criminal Law, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, March 2002.


9.     “Los principios de proporcionalidad, razonabilidad, racionalidad e igualdad”
(Proportionality, Rationality and Reasonableness) (in Spanish), University Eafit, Medellín,
Colombia, July 2002.

10.     “La globalización y los derechos fundamentales de los inmigrantes” (Globalization
and the Human Rights of the Inmigrants) (in Spanish), in: Ibero-American Conference of
Political and Social Philosophy, Alcalá de Henares, Spain, August 2002.

11.     “Die Ermachtigungsnormen bei Kelsen” (The Rules of Competence in Kelsen’s
Pure Theory of Law) (in German), in: International Kelsen Conference, Max Plank
Institute for the History of Law, Frankfurt, Germany, November 2002.

12.    “La fuerza vinculante de la jurisprudencia en el orden jurídico colombiano” (The
Binding Force of Precedent in the Colombian Legal Order) (in Spanish), Universidad Icesi
de Cali, Colombia, abril de 2003.

13.    “The Structure and the Limits of Balancing” (in English), in: Conference of the
Internationale Vereinigung für Rechtsphilosophie (International Association of Philosophy
of Law), Lund, Sweden, July 2003.


14.   “Los límites de la ponderación” (The Limits of Balancing) (in Spanish), in: First
Hispano-American Conference of Philosophy of Law, Instituto de Investigaciones
Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City, June 2003.

15.     “El referéndum y la reforma política en Colombia” (The Referendum and the
Political Reform in Colombia) (in Spanish), University of Salamanca, Spain, July 2003.




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16.   “La teoría de los derechos fundamentales de Robert Alexy” (On Robert Alexy’s
Theory of Constitucional Rights) (in Spanish), University of Antioquia, Medellín,
Colombia, February 2004.

17.   “El derecho fundamental al debido proceso” (Due Process of Law) (in Spanish), in:
Conference of Procedural Law, Universidad de Medellín, Colombia, June 2004.


18.    “Igualdad y discriminación en el trabajo” (Equality and Discrimination in the
Work), in: Conference of the Work International Organization, Barranquilla, Colombia,
July 2004.

19.    “El derecho al libre desarrollo de la personalidad” (The Right to Free Development
of Personality) (in Spanish), 4th Conference in Constitutional and Administrative Law,
Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, August 2004.

20.   “Las normas de competencia en la teoría de Kelsen” (The Rules of Competence in
Kelsen’s Pure Theory of Law) (in Spanish), Internacional Conference on Hans Kelsen,
Universidad Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, September 2004.

21.    “Los derechos fundamentales en Colombia”, (Constitucional Rights in Colombia)
(in Spanish) Procuraduría General de la Nación, Pereira, Colombia, October 2004.

22.     “El control político en el ordenamiento jurídico colombiano” (Political
Accountability in Colombian Constitucional Law), (in Spanish) in the Conference
Political Accountability in Latin America, Hosted by the Secretary of State of the Spanish
Government, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, November 2004.


23.    “Los derechos fundamentales” (Constitutional Rights) (in Spanish), Institute Judec,
Barquisimeto, Venezuela, February 2005.


24.    “El derecho de los derechos” (Rights’ Law) (in Spanish), Procuraduría General de
la Nación, Bogotá, Colombia, March 2005.




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25.   “El derecho de los derechos” (Rights’ Law) (in Spanish), University of Medellín,
Medellín, Colombia, March 2005.

26.    “El concepto de la ponderación” (The Concept of Balancing) (in Spanish),
internacional Conference of Legal Philosophy, Vaquerías – Córdoba, Argentina, April
2005.


27.    “Normativity and Legal Argumentation” (in English), Conference of the
Internationale Vereinigung für Rechtsphilosophie (International Association of Legal
Philosophy), Granada, Spain, June 2005.

28.    “La democracia como principio constitucional en América Latina” (Democracy as
Constitutional Principle in Latin-America) (in Spanish and French), Convenio Andrés
Bello, Paris, France, June 2005.

29.    “El déficit de representación política de América Latina en la globalización”
(Some Problems of the Political Representation of Latin America in the Globalization) (in
Spanish), in 5th Conference in Constitutional and Administrative Law, Universidad
Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, August 2005.

30.   “El debido proceso y la argumentación jurídica” (Due Process of Law and Legal
Argumentation), in: International Conference of Procedural Law, Universidad of
Medellín, Colombia, September 2005.

31.    “Concepto y aplicación del principio de igualdad” (The Concept and the
Interpretation of the Principle of Equality) (in Spanish), Mexican Federal Electoral Court,
México City, October 2005.

32.    “Grundrechtsprinzipien in Spanien”, (Fundamental Rights’ Principles in Spain) (in
German), in: Internationale Tagung über Theorie der Grundrechte (International
Conference on Theory of Constitutional Rights), University of Bamberg, Germany,
February 2006.




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33.    “The Rationality of Balancing” (in Spanish and English), International Conference
Albert Calsamiglia, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, March 2006.

34.   “La racionalidad de la ponderación” (The Rationality of Balancing) (in Spanish),
University of Alicante, Spain, March 2006.


35.    “El concepto de libertad en la teoría política de Norberto Bobbio” (The Concept of
Liberty in Norberto Bobbio’s Political Theory) (in Spanish), International Conference on
Norberto Bobbio, University Externado de Colombia, Bogotá, April 2006.

36.    “La fuerza vinculante de la jurisprudencia” (On the Concept of Precedent) (in
Spanish), Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brasil, April 2006.


37.    “Los principios de proporcionalidad y razonabilidad en la jurisprudencia de la
Corte Constitucional” (The Principles of Proportionality and Reasonableness) (in
Spanish), Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Colombia, May 2006.

38.    “Igualdad y discriminación en el trabajo. La protección de las normas de la OIT”,
(Equality and Discrimination in the Work. The Protection by the WIO rules) (in Spanish),
in: Conference of the Work International Organization, Bogotá, Colombia, May 2006.

39.    “La ponderación como criterio para la aplicación de los derechos fundamentales”
(Balancing and the Adjudication of Constitutional Rights) (in Spanish), Mexican Federal
Supreme Court, México City, June 2006.

40.    “La aplicación de los derechos fundamentales” (Adjudicating Constitucional
Rights) (in Spanish), Electoral Court of Michoacán, Morelia, México, June 2006.

41.    “La argumentación en la jurisprudencia del tribunal electoral” (The Argumentation
in the Case Law of the Mexican Federal Electoral Court) (in Spanish), in the International
Conference about Electoral Courts, Mexican Electoral Court and School of Political
Sciences of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México City, June 2006.




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42.   “El derecho de los derechos” (Right’s Law) (in Spanish), University of Antioquia,
Medellín, Colombia, July 2006.

43.    “El precedente constitucional en Colombia” (Constitutional Precedent in
Colombia) (in Spanish), in 15th Anniversary of the Colombian Constitution, University
Externado of Colombia, Bogotá, July 2005.


44.  “Precedent in Colombia” (in English), in: Conference of the International
Academy of Comparative Law, Utrecht, Holland, July de 2006.

45.    “La ponderación y la reparación de los daños a los derechos fundamentales”
(Balancing, Constitucional Rights and Liability) (in Spanish), in: International Conference
Balancing and the Law, University Externado of Colombia, Bogotá, July 2006.

46.   “El daño y la vulneración de los derechos fundamentales” (The Concept of
Damage and the Infringement of Constitutional Rights) (in Spanish), in: 7th International
Conference in Constitutional and Administrative Law, University Externado of Colombia,
Bogotá, August 2006.

47.    “Judicial Review and Political Control. Some reflections about the role of the
Colombian Constitutional Court Constitutional” (in English), in: The Evolution of the
Courts in Latin America. Political Implications, Levin College of Law, University of
Florida, United States, October 2006.

48.    “The Principle of Proportionality and the Human Rights” (in English), Lecture for
the Society of International Law, Levin College of Law, University of Florida, United
States, February 2007.

49. Interpreting Constitutional Rights, Federal Electoral Tribunal, Mexico City, August 1,
2007.

50. Living Together in a Legal Practice. Is the Law a Collective Intentional Activity?
Department of Philosophy, University of Florida, March 1, 2008.




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51. Living together within a Legal Practice. Is the Law a Collective Intentional Activity?
(in English), Conference Collective Intentionality VI, Law School, University of
California Berkeley, July 11, 2008.

                          11. Future Lectures and Presentations


1. Gleichheit und Verhältnisma_igkeit (Equiality and proportionality) (in German),
International Conference on Theory of Constitutional Rights hosted by the German
Academic Exchange Service, Buenos Aires (Argentina), October 8, 2008.

2. El principio de proporcionalidad en el derecho constitucional latinoamericano (The
Principle of Proportionality in Latin American Constitutional Law) (in Spanish), German
– Argentinean Conference of Constitutional Law, Buenos Aires (Argentina), October 9,
2008.

3. Viviendo juntos en una práctica jurídica. ¿Es el derecho una actividad colectiva
intencional? (Living together within a Legal Practice. Is the Law a Collective Intentional
Activity?) (in Spanish), Conference of the Argentinean Section of the International
Association of Social and Legal Philosophy (IVR), Tucumán (Argentina), October 11,
2008.

4. Judicial Review and Political Control (in English), Joint Conference on Effective
Judicial Review: A Cornerstone of Good Governance, University of Cambridge and The
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 10 – 12 December 2008.

                                 12. Volunteer activities



1. Member of a Rotaract Club in Bogota to help children of the streets. 1988 – 1992.


2. Member of the Orchestra of the Conservatory of Colombia (second violin). 1983 –
1990.


3. Member of the chorus at the University of Salamanca. 1996 – 2001.




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4. Leader of a Christian Evangelic Church in Bogota. 2003 – 2005 and in the First
Assembly of God Gainesville 2006 – 2008.




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