Whereby The Regulation Of Congress As Amending The Prosecution Of Senior Officials

Original Language Title: Por la cual se modifica el Reglamento del Congreso en cuanto al juzgamiento de altos funcionarios

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1996 ACT 273

(March 22)

Official Journal No. 42,752 of 26 March 1996

For which the Congressional Rules of Procedure are amended as regards the judging of senior officials

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COLOMBIA CONGRESS

DECRETA:

ARTICLE 1o. Add to Article 331 of Law 5a. 1992 the following point:

" The President of the Committee of Inquiry and Accusation, within two (2) days of following, will distribute the complaint or complaint among the representatives of the Commission, which may designate up to three (3) Representatives a given subject. In this case, he shall appoint one of them as coordinator. The Representative Investigator or Investigators, within two (2) days of following, shall cite the complainant or complain to be ratified under oath. "

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ARTICLE 2o. Add article 332 of Act 5a. 1992 with the following paragraph:

" Paragraph. Where the investigation concerns the President of the Republic, the file shall be published. The deliberations of the Committee of Inquiry and Accusations, as well as the Chamber's Plenaries will be equally public.

The rules of the Code of Criminal Procedure will follow the rules and procedures of the testing practice.

In these investigations, witnesses cannot be transferred with an identity reservation. However, with the exception of the President of the Republic, the reserve shall be retained on the procedural pieces of action in progress which, at the request of the Representative Investigator, have been transferred to the proceedings before the If, in the opinion of the competent official obliged to send them, his or her publicity may divert or hinder the action or the success of another investigation in progress.

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ARTICLE 3o. Article 343 of Law 5a. of 1992, will remain as follows:

Article 343. Consequence of the Qualificatory Resolution Project. The day after the adoption of the draft resolution, the President of the Commission, will send the matter to the President of the House, so that the Plenary of this Corporation, will immediately endorse the knowledge. The House will meet in plenary within the next five (5) days to study, amend and decide within 15 (15) days on the draft approved by the Commission.

If the House of Representatives approves the resolution of the investigation, the file will be filed. If I approve it, I will appoint a Commission of its own to produce, within five (5) days, the draft of the Accusation Resolution.

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ARTICLE 4. The first paragraph of article 347 of Law 5a. In 1992, this will be the case: The prosecution is admitted to the indictment or revoked by way of appeal the termination of the procedure offered by the Commission of Instruction

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ARTICLE 5o. In all proceedings before the House of Representatives ' Committee of Inquiry and Impeachment, the presence of the Public Ministry is mandatory.

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ARTICLE 6o.

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ARTICLE 7o. This Law governs from your sanction.

The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

JOSE ANTONIO GOMEZ HERMIDA.

The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.

The President of the honorable House of Representatives,

RODRIGO RIVERA SALAZAR.

The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,

PEDRO PUMAREJO VEGA

COLOMBIA-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Publish and execute.

Dada en Santafe de Bogota D.C., a 22 de marzo de 1996

ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO

The Minister of the Interior,

HORACIO SERPA URIBE.

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