Colombia / 19 October 2009 / Colombia, Corte Suprema de Justicia (Supreme Court of Justice) / Norma Ruth Cote Alzate v Arend Verstegen / 11001-0203-000-2003-00065-02
|Colombia, Corte Suprema de Justicia (Supreme Court of Justice)
|19 October 2009
|Norma Ruth Cote Alzate v Arend Verstegen
|Applicable NYC Provisions
http://www.cortesuprema.gov.co (website of the Corte Suprema de Justicia)
|An individual petitioned the Court to enforce the decision granting a divorce on 15 December 1995 in Arnhem in the Netherlands. The Corte Suprema de Justicia (Supreme Court) denied recognition of the decision. It noted that enforcement proceedings result in granting the same effect to foreign decisions as to national ones. For enforcement to be granted, a decision has to comply with substantial and formal requirements. In particular, the Corte Suprema de Justicia noted that no bilateral convention existed between the Netherlands and Colombia. The NYC, invoked by the petitioner, did not apply to the case at hand.
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