ACT 277 OF 1996
Official Gazette No. 42,774 of April 26, 1996
Through which the Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International Prize is created and other provisions.
CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA DECREES
ARTICLE 1o. Creating the "Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento" International Award in order to exalt the work of the individual, workgroup or national and international institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the strengthening of democracy, peace and human rights.
. The President of the Republic delivered personally and in solemn session, the "Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento" on August 18 of each year, Day of Democracy in Colombia. International Award
ARTICLE 3. The "Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento" International Prize will be awarded by a jury of five (5) persons of recognized moral and intellectual competence, who have excelled for their ongoing contribution and commitment to democracy, peace and the defense of rights human, whose designation shall:
- One by the President of the Republic.
- One by the Ministry of Education, to be a leading exponent of academic life without link to this Ministry.
- One by the Board of the Institute for the Development of Democracy "Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento" international.
- One for the Maximum School of Academies.
- One by the Colombian Association of Universities
PARÁGRAFO. Jurors will be different for each year. Likewise, the Colombian Association of Universities will participate also to universities that are based in local authorities.
ARTICLE 4. The "Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento" International Award will consist of a diploma, a representative and distinctive symbol, consistent award in an allusive sculpture to the objectives contained in article 1. of this law, drafted by a national or foreign artist and the sum of one hundred thousand dollars (US $ 100,000.00) or its equivalent in Colombian pesos.
Transportation costs, meals and accommodation incurred by the winner, the beneficiary of the award or the officer or institution awarded and one guest will be recognized, even by a stay of at least two (2) days, so as the fees of jurors from the budget of the Institute for Development of Democracy Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento.
PARÁGRAFO. The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, through the Directorate General of Budget, provide pertinent to make annually the respective appropriations in the budget of the Institute for Development of Democracy Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento, for the enforcement of this Act .
The 5th ITEM. The prize will be awarded to one person, work group or institution. Exceptionally it may be shared when the merits of individuals, groups or complement laureates.
ARTICLE 6o. The Institute for Development of Democracy Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento, through its board, is responsible for developing the corresponding regulations for granting "Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento" International Prize.
ARTICLE 7. This Law governs from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate, JULIUS CAESAR
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the Chamber of Representatives,
Rodrigo Rivera Salazar.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives, DIEGO VIVAS
Republic of Colombia - National Government
published and execute.
Given in Bogota, DC, 25 April 19976. (sic)
Ernesto Samper Pizano Minister of Finance and Public Credit, WILLIAM PERRY RUBIO
The Minister of Education, Maria Emma Mejia