Act 596 2000

Original Language Title: LEY 596 de 2000

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ACT 596 OF 2000
(July 14)
Official Gazette No. 44,090, of July 18, 2000
through which the "Mutual Recognition Agreement
Certificate of Studies, Diplomas approved and Higher Degrees
between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the United Mexican States "Education,
signed in Mexico city, the seven (7) December 1900
Ninety-eight (1998). Summary

Term Notes
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA
having regard to the text of the "Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees of Higher between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the United Mexican States Education" signed in Mexico city, the seven (7) December in 1998 (1998), which reads:
(to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of that instrument is attached, duly authenticated by the Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
CONVENTION MUTUAL RECOGNITION OF CERTIFICATES OF STUDIES AND DEGREES OF HIGHER EDUCATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED MEXICAN STATES
The Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the United Mexican States, hereinafter referred to as the "Parties";
Desiring that their peoples continue strengthening their relations by establishing collaborative actions in the areas of education, culture and science;
Recognizing the importance of the Free Trade Agreement between the Republic of Colombia, the United Mexican States and the Republic of Venezuela and commitments emanating thereof, especially those contained in Articles 10-02 and Annex 1 and 10-04 concerning professional services and the granting of licenses and certificates:
Reaffirming the principles enunciated in the Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees in Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Coredial), signed in Mexico city, on July 19, 1974, which both States are parties;
Taking into consideration the provisions of Article IV of the Agreement on Cultural and Educational Exchange between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the United Mexican States, signed in Mexico City, on June 8, 1979;
Recognizing that educational cooperation between the Parties has paid off for both satisfactory, encouraging them to reaffirm their willingness to continue and intensify such cooperation, the financial resources available;
Have agreed as follows: Article I.
Parties shall recognize and grant validity to certificates, diplomas and degrees of higher education officially recognized by the education systems of each Party, through their respective agencies officers. In the case of the Republic of Colombia, the Colombian Institute for the Promotion of Higher Education, Icfes, and in the case of the United Mexican States, the Ministry of Education and state education authorities.

ARTICLE II. For the purposes of this Agreement shall mean recognition the official recognition granted by each of the Parties to studies in institutions of higher education recognized in the National Educational System Another attested by certificates, diplomas or degrees academic .

ARTICLE III. Partial tertiary level studies conducted in one of the Parties, will be recognized with equal validity in the other, with the only effect of continuing with them.

ARTICLE IV. Both Parties shall, through their competent institutions, the granting of the right to practice the profession to accredit qualifications recognized in the other, with the obligation to comply with other conditions, to exercise the respective profession, require the internal rules and relevant for each of the Parties institutions.
If for exercising the respective profession in the Republic of Colombia or to obtain the degree in the United Mexican States is a prerequisite to the provision of compulsory social service, it must be in accordance with the internal rules applicable in the territory of each of the Parties.

Article V. In order to fulfill the objective of this Convention, the Parties shall inform each other through diplomatic channels of any changes in their educational sitemas, especially on the granting of certificates, diplomas or degrees in higher education.


ARTICLE VI. Parties shall, if considered necessary, a Technical Bilateral Commission will be responsible for drawing up a table of equivalence and recognition, which will meet as often as the Parties deem appropriate. The Bilateral Commission shall report to the Joint Commission established in the Agreement on Cultural and Educational Interchange of 8 June 1979, the progress made in the implementation of this Convention.
The Committee shall meet within ninety (90) days following the date of entry into force of this Convention days.

ARTICLE VII. The Parties shall take appropriate measures in their educational systems, to promote and ensure compliance with this Convention.

ARTICLE VIII. This Agreement shall enter into force from the date on which the Parties notify each other through diplomatic channels, compliance with the requirements of their national legislation.

Article IX. This agreement will last ten (10) years, automatically renewable for equal periods.
This Agreement may be amended by mutual consent at the request of one of the two Parties. Amendments shall enter into force on the date on which the Parties notify each other through diplomatic channels, compliance with the requirements of their national legislation.

Article X. Either Party may terminate this Agreement by giving written notice to the other Party, through diplomatic channels, in which case the Convention shall cease its effect twelve (12) months after the date on which the notification is received.
Signed in Mexico City, the seventh day of December in 1998, in two original copies in the Spanish language, both texts being equally authentic.
For the Government of the Republic of Colombia,
Guillermo Fernandez de Soto, Minister for Foreign Affairs
.
For the Government of the United Mexican States,
ROSARIO GREEN Secretary of Foreign Affairs
.
The undersigned Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs DECLARES
:
That this reproduction is faithful copy taken from the original text of the "Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees academic Higher Education between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the United Mexican States ", signed in Mexico city, the seven (7) December 1998 document is on file in the Legal Office this Ministry.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, thirteen (13) July of the year in 1999 (1999).
Chief Legal Office,
VARELA HECTOR ADOLFO Sintura. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, July 9, 1999.
APPROVED. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
Andres Pastrana Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Guillermo Fernandez de Soto. DECREES
:

ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Certificates
Studies, Diplomas and Degrees of Higher between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the United Mexican States Education" signed in Mexico City, the seven ( 7) December in 1998 (1998).
Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Studies, Diplomas and Degrees of Higher between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the Government of the United Mexican States Education" signed in Mexico City, the seven (7 ) December in 1998 (1998), it forces the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.

ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
MIGUEL VIDAL PINEDO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic, Manuel Enríquez Rosero
.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez
CASTANEDA.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
GUSTAVO BUSTAMANTE Moratto.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
communicated and published. Run
prior review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, on July 14, 2000.

ARANGO ANDRES PASTRANA America and The Deputy Minister of Territorial Sovereignty, responsible for the functions
to the Minister of Foreign Affairs ,

UCROS Clemencia Forero.
The Minister of National Education, German Alberto Bula Escobar
.

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