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The future of La Guajira’s economic emergency decree will be set on September 18

The number of the item on the agenda of the Constitutional Court for the session of September 14 of this year, is scheduled to make decisions about the review of the conduct in which the state of economic, social and ecological emergency is declared by the department. Guajira.

However, sources from the high court consulted by Blu Radio confirmed that, despite the fact that the discussion took place in the Plenary Chamber, the decision on the constitutionality of the conduct was postponed and it was until this Monday, September 18, that a decision will be made. decide about the order issued by the Government.

In mid-August, President Gustavo Petro went to the Constitutional Court to defend that decree, which explained the humanitarian situation in La Guajira around malnutrition and water scarcity, among other issues. In that meeting, the president asked the high court not to declare the resolution unconstitutional, arguing that it is possible to combat the situation of lack of access to essential basic services.

The Court must review the decree in which said declaration was made, as well as other decrees issued after it. The statement is based on the validity and relevance of the order issued by the president, so the public hearing led by the judge, Natalia Ángel Cabo, was called, who heard the arguments of the national government.

For its part, the Office of the Attorney General has repeatedly asked the high court to reverse the order, considering it unacceptable for the president to “instrumentalize the crisis facing La Guajira to obtain extraordinary legislative powers through declaring a state of emergency.” .

And after the decree was issued, President Gustavo Petro had 30 days to take all kinds of actions in various sectors in order to deal with the humanitarian crisis experienced in La Guajira.

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