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Court rules against popular votes in Colombia

A full session of Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled popular votes are not a valid mechanism for determining subsurface use.

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Colombia's Constitutional Court in session

The Court declared article 33 of law 136 of 1994 without force, closing the door on a mechanism local governments have used to hold popular votes aiming to ban mining in their territories.