Administration of indigenous justice : limits and scope of indigenous legal systems based on the plural control of constitutionality of the Plurinational Constitutional Court of Bolivia

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Patzi Condori, Israel Leonardo
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This paper offers an analysis of the essential aspects of the collective human right to the administration of justice of the Native Indigenous Peoples and Nations in the Plurinational State of Bolivia, based on the role of the Plurinational Constitutional Court. Bolivia’s constitutional reform of 2009 led to the implementation of a new State model designed in the light of pluralism, interculturality and decolonisation, the guiding criteria from which the Native Indigenous Campesino Nations and Peoples are recognised the right to administer their own justice, with the sine qua non of respecting the fundamental rights established in the Political Constitution of the State and the Constitutionality Block (which ensures the validity of the international corpus jure of Human Rights). Based on the above, our research focuses on the application of the Plural Control of Constitutionality of the Plurinational Constitutional Court, understood as a new paradigm in the light of comparative law establishing the scope and limits of the administration of indigenous justice. KEYWORDS: Native Indigenous Campesino Nations and Peoples - Plurinational Constitutional Court - Administration of native indigenous campesino justice
LATMA - Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Latin America and the Caribbean, University of San Martin (Buenos Aires)
Global Campus - Latin America-Caribbean
indigenous peoples, peoples rights, Bolivia, constitutional law, Constitutional Courts, administration of justice, pluralism