Carlos Bernal has served as a justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court since 2017.

His scholarship focuses on the interpretation of constitutional rights, comparative constitutional change, the philosophical foundations of tort law, and general jurisprudence with a focus on the intersection of social ontology and legal theory. His research has been widely published in seven languages, and he has delivered guest lectures and presented papers in more than 20 countries.

Bernal has held visiting professorships at the Faculties of Law of the Universities of Paris I (Sorbonne) and X (Nanterre) and the University of Leon, as well as senior research fellowships at Yale Law School, the King’s College Law School, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.

Bernal holds an LLB from the University Externado of Colombia, an SJD from the University of Salamanca, and an MA and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Florida.


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