ACT 273 OF 1996
Official Gazette No. 42752 of March 26, 1996
Whereby the Regulation amending Congress regarding the prosecution of senior officials
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THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES:
ARTICLE 1o. Add at Section 331 of the 5th Act. 1992 the following paragraph:
"The President of the Commission of Investigation and Accusation, within two (2) days, will distribute the report or complaint among the representatives that make up the Commission may designate up to three (3) representatives researchers in a particular case. in this case appoint one coordinator. the representative or representatives Investigator researchers, within two (2) days, they cited the complainant or complainant to be ratified under oath ". Effective Jurisprudence
. 332 is added to Article 5a Law. . 1992 with the following paragraph:
"Parágrafo When the investigation concerns the President of the Republic will be public record deliberations of the Commission of Investigation and Accusation and the Plenary Chamber shall also public |.. || the management and measures of practice tests follow the rules of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
in this research may not be carried testimonies reserve identity. However, except as regards the President of the Republic, will remain the reservation on the procedural parts of action in progress at the request of Representative Investigator shall have been transferred to the process followed before the Chamber, when the judgment of the obligation to submit them competent official publication thereof may deflect or hinder the performance or success of another ... ongoing investigation
Jurisprudence Effective ARTICLE 3 Article 343 of the 5th Act of 1992 shall read as follows: Article 343.
consequence of the draft resolution qualifying. The day after the adoption of the draft resolution, the President of the Commission, sent the matter to the Speaker of the House, so that the Plenary of the Corporation, avoque knowledge immediately. The House will meet in full within five (5) days to study, modify and decide within fifteen (15) days of the project approved by the Commission.
If the House approves the resolution of preclusion of investigation, the case was filed. If the will approve, appoint a Commission of its membership to develop, within a period of five (5) days, the draft resolution Indictment. Effective Jurisprudence
ARTICLE 4. The first paragraph of Article 347 of the 5th Law. 1992, shall be as follows: If charges or revoked on appeal the termination of proceedings issued by the Commission of Education, the trial starts. Effective Jurisprudence
The 5th ITEM. In all processes should be presented before the Commission of Investigation and Prosecution of the House of Representatives, is mandatory the presence of Public Prosecutions. Editor's Notes
ARTICLE 6o. Effective Jurisprudence
ARTICLE 7. This Law governs from its sanction.
The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic, Jose Antonio Gomez
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
Rodrigo Rivera Salazar.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, PUMAREJO VEGA PEDRO
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
published and execute.
Given in Bogotá DC, on March 22, 1996
Ernesto Samper Pizano The Interior Minister Horacio Serpa Uribe