Through Which The "additional Protocol To The Treaty Of Unasur On Commitment To Democracy", Signed In Georgetown, Guyana, On 26 November 2010 Approved

Original Language Title: Por medio de la cual se aprueba el "Protocolo adicional al Tratado constitutivo de la Unasur sobre compromiso con la democracia", suscrito en Georgetown, Guyana, el 26 de noviembre de 2010

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1571 ACT OF 2012
(August 2)
Official Gazette No. 48.510 of 2 August 2012 CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC

Through which the "Additional Protocol to the Treaty of approved Unasur on commitment to democracy ", signed in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 November 2010. Effective Jurisprudence


THE CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC
having regard to the text of the "Additional Protocol to the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy", signed in Georgetown, Guyana on November 26, 2010, which reads:
(to be transcribed: photocopy of the full text of the aforementioned international instruments attached).
FURTHER TO THE TREATY OF UNASUR ON COMMITMENT TO DEMOCRACY
The Republic of Argentina, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of Ecuador PROTOCOL, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, the Republic of Paraguay, the Republic of Peru, Republic of Suriname, the Oriental Republic of Uruguay and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
WHEREAS the Treaty of the Union of South American Nations provides that the full validity of democratic institutions and the unrestricted respect for human rights are essential conditions for building a common future of peace and economic and social prosperity and the development of integration processes among Member States.
STRESSING the importance of the Declaration of Buenos Aires on October 1, 2010 and regional instruments that affirm the democratic commitment.
Reiterating our commitment to the promotion, defense and protection of the democratic order, the rule of law and its institutions, human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of opinion and expression, as essential and indispensable conditions for development of the integration process, and essential requirement for participation in UNASUR.
AGREE:
ARTICLE 1o.
This Protocol shall apply in the event of disruption or threatened disruption of the democratic order, a violation of the constitutional order or any situation that threatens the legitimate exercise of power and the exercise of democratic values ​​and principles.
Article 2.
.
When one of the situations referred to in the previous article the Council of Heads of State and Government or, failing that, the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs it will produce will meet extraordinarily -in session convened by the Pro Tempore Presidency: ex officio, at the request of the State concerned or at the request of another member State of UNASUR.

ARTICLE 3.
The Council of Heads of State or failing the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, meeting in extraordinary session will consider, by consensus, the nature and scope of the measures to be applied, taking into account the relevant information collected on the basis of the provisions of article 4 of this Protocol and respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the State concerned.

ARTICLE 4.
The Council of Heads of State and Government or, failing that, the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs may, in case of rupture or threat of interruption of the democratic order, among others, measures detailed below, aimed at restoring the democratic political institutional process. These measures will take effect on the date on which the respective decision.
A) Suspension of the right to participate in the various organs and bodies of UNASUR, and the enjoyment of the rights and benefits under the Treaty of UNASUR.
B) partial or total closure of land borders, including suspension and / or restricting trade, air and maritime traffic, communications, power supply, services and supplies.
C) To promote the suspension of the affected part of other regional and international organizations State.
D) Promote, in third countries and / or regional blocs, the suspension of rights and / or benefits of the affected State, resulting from cooperation agreements were part of that.
E) Adoption of additional political and diplomatic sanctions.

The 5th ITEM.

In conjunction with the adoption of the measures outlined in the article 4 the Council of Heads of State and Government, or failing that, the Council of Foreign Ministers lend their good offices and diplomatic efforts made to promote restoration of democracy in the country concerned. These actions will be implemented in coordination with those made under other international instruments on protection of democracy.

ARTICLE 6o.
When the constitutional government of a Member State considers that there is a threat of interruption or alteration of the democratic order that seriously affects, may appeal to the Council of Heads of State and Government or the Council of Ministers of Foreign Outside, through the Pro Tempore Presidency and / or the General Secretariat in order to publicize the situation and concrete actions require concerted cooperation and UNASUR statement for the defense and preservation of its democratic institutions.

ARTICLE 7.
The measures referred to in article 4 applied to the affected Member State is concerned, shall cease from the date of notification to such State Agreement States that have adopted such measures, once verified the full restoration of democratic constitutional order.

Article 8.
This Protocol is an integral part of the Treaty of UNASUR.
This Protocol shall enter into force 30 days after the date of receipt of the 9th instrument of ratification.
The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Government of the Republic of Ecuador, which will communicate the date of deposit to the other Member States, and the date of entry into force of this Protocol.
For the Member State ratifying this Protocol after the deposit of the 9th instrument of ratification, it shall enter into force 30 days after the date on which that State has deposited its instrument of ratification.

Article 9.
This Protocol shall be registered with the Secretariat of the Organization of the United Nations.
Subscribed in the city of Georgetown, Cooperative Republic of Guyana, on the 26th day of November 2010, in original in Spanish, English, Dutch and Portuguese, being the four equally authentic.

THE SIGNED AGREEMENTS COORDINATOR ADDRESS INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA
CERTIFY: That
reproduction of text above is true and complete copy of the "Additional Protocol the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy ", signed in Georgetown, Guyana on November 26, 2010, document rests in the Archives of Internal Working Group Treaty of the Department of International Legal Affairs of the Ministry.
Given in Bogotá, DC, at nineteen (19) days of July two thousand eleven (2011).
GäRTNER Alejandra Valencia, Coordinator
Internal Working Group Treaty,
Department of International Legal Affairs. RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, August 10, 2011
authorized. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar.
DECREES: Article 1.
. Approval of the "Additional Protocol to the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy", signed in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 November 2010. Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, the "Additional Protocol to the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy", signed in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 November 2010, that Article 1st this law passed, will force the country from the date the international bond in respect thereof is perfected.
Article 3o. This law applies from the date of publication.
Given in Bogotá, DC, honorable
Presented to Congress by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.
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through which the "Additional Protocol to the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy", signed in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 November 2010 approved || | the Congress

Having regard to the text of the Additional Protocol to the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy ", signed in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 November 2010" through which the approved ", which literally says :
(to be transliterated: photocopy of the full text of the aforementioned Agreement, certified by the Coordinator of the Internal Working Group Treaty of the Directorate of International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, document rests on the attached files the Ministry). RAMA

PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Bogotá, DC, August 10, 2011
authorized. Submit for consideration by the honorable Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.)
CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Foreign Affairs,
(Sgd.) Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar.
DECREES: Article 1.
. Approval of the "Additional Protocol to the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy", signed in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 November 2010. Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1 of Law 7 of 1944, the "Additional Protocol to the Treaty of UNASUR on commitment to democracy", signed in Georgetown, Guyana, on 26 November 2010, that Article 1st this law passed, will force the country from the date the international bond in respect thereof is perfected.
Article 3o. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the honorable Senate,
JUAN MANUEL ROMAN CORZO.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
EMILIO RAMÓN OTERO DAJUD.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives, Gaviria MUÑOZ SIMON
.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
JESUS ​​ALFONSO RODRÍGUEZ CAMARGO.
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
transmittal and enforcement.
Run, after review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogotá, DC, on August 2, 2012.

CALDERON JUAN MANUEL SANTOS Minister of Interior
RENGIFO FEDERICO VELEZ.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Maria Angela Holguin
CUÉLLAR.


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