jurisprudencia de unificación

21:36 Aug 1, 2018
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Social Sciences - Law (general)
Spanish term or phrase: jurisprudencia de unificación
This appears to be a relatively common phrase in Spanish "legalese." The context in which I need to translate the word is Colombia, a legal case involving a mining company by the name of Cerro Matoso. Here is the quote:

La segunda razón a la que apela la compañía minera es señala que la Corte Constitucional ha desconocido una jurisprudencia de unificación que ha dictado la Sala Plena de este mismo alto tribunal.

Es decir que, para el tema de indemnización por perjuicios, el tribunal estableció una serie de requisitos para establecer si sus magistrados terminan estudiando los casos.
Entre los requisitos están que, dentro del ordenamiento jurídico no exista otra vía para que las personas accedan a esa indemnización por perjuicios, como las acciones de grupo, o las acciones de responsabilidad civil extra-contractual, entre otras.

Para Cerromatoso, es claro que si los demandantes quisieron establecer y probar una relación de causalidad directa entre el daño y el agente que causa el daño, debieron haber acudido a otras vías consagradas en el ordenamiento jurídico colombiano.

The full article can be read at: http://www.portafolio.co/negocios/corte-constitucional-decid...
Wendy Gosselin
Local time: 15:03

Summary of answers provided
4 +2unified caselaw; unification of (conflicting) caselaw
Rebecca Jowers
3“unification jurisprudence” / unification case law
3unification of jurisprudence
Jane Martin
3unified jurisprudence
Ana Vozone

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unified jurisprudence


Example sentence(s):
  • What can be seen emerging is an attempt by CEDAW to create a harmonious and unified jurisprudence with other UN Treaty Body Systems,
  • A unified jurisprudence would require that several cases reach the level of the Supreme Court, but most of them have not gone beyond the court of appeal.
Ana Vozone
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unification of jurisprudence

In March 2017, the constitutional court provided further clarification on its position via SU-133, a 'Unification of Jurisprudence' sentence aimed at clarifying previous court rulings. SU-133 stated that local communities had the right to be consulted on extractive projects, which went beyond previous rulings allowing local authorities to decide on mining projects within their jurisdiction. It was not specified whether the referendum result was binding.

In most other areas, shortcomings identified by the Commission in July remain. Although the Constitutional Court has recently rejected amendments to the Penal Procedure Code[3] which would severely restrict the rights of the prosecution, the legal situation remains unresolved and ambiguous. Some investigations of high level cases remain blocked by the Romanian Parliament. In addition, access to and unification of jurisprudence, the accountability of magistrates and the shortcomings in staffing and management of the judiciary still await significant improvement.

This seems to be the more commonly used 37,0000 hits on Google, as opposed to 675 for unified jurisprudence.

Jane Martin
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unified caselaw; unification of (conflicting) caselaw

(or "case law" in British English)

In its strictest sense, "jurisprudencia" is "case law" (court rulings/opinions/judgments), while "jurisprudence" is the theory or science of law ("teoría del Derecho)". "Unificación de jurisprudencia" denotes decisions that seek to unify previously rendered but conflicting caselaw.


Rebecca Jowers
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agree  Robert Carter: Completely agree, here they are referring to the unification or consolidation of discrepancies among court decisions. As a general rule: jurisprudencia > case law; doctrina > jurisprudence.
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  -> Thanks, Robert. I'll post a comment about "doctrina".

agree  AllegroTrans
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  -> Thanks, Allegro.
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“unification jurisprudence” / unification case law

in December 2015 the General Board of the Supreme Court issued a “unification jurisprudence” to allow for death-row juvenile offenders to seek retrial.


This is also based on the unification case law and consolidated case law at EU level. Specifically, in Case T-65/89 BPB Industries Plc and ...


Saludos cordiales.

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