Prior Consultation and Proportionality Test
Environment attorney María Camila Aponte wrote a column for Asuntos Legales explaining the use of Colombia's proportionality test. This test will be carried out in the event that a prior consultation process has been closed due to lack of agreement between the executor of a project and the ethnic communities. Ms. Aponte says the purpose of this mechanism is to determine the appropriate management measures to prevent direct damage. However, she insists that there is still a lot of work to be done around the application of the proportionality test.