Colombia / 23 May 2011 / Colombia, Corte Suprema de Justicia (Supreme Court of Justice) / Nora Cecilia Pedrosa de Villamediana & Luis Guillermo Pedrosa Uribe / 11001-0203-000-2007-02058-00
|Colombia, Corte Suprema de Justicia (Supreme Court of Justice)
|23 May 2011
|Nora Cecilia Pedrosa de Villamediana & Luis Guillermo Pedrosa Uribe
|Applicable NYC Provisions
http://www.cortesuprema.gov.co (website of the Corte Suprema de Justicia)
|Two individuals requested the recognition of the decision rendered by a Venezuelan Court declaring the adoption of the two petitioners by another individual. The Corte Suprema de Justicia (Supreme Court) denied recognition of the decision. It first considered that reciprocity is needed when enforcing a foreign decision. It noted that no bilateral agreement was in force between Colombia and Venezuela regarding decisions related to adoption. The Court considered that the NYC did not apply in the present case as the challenged decision was not an 'arbitral award'. It added that no international treaty was in force between the two States, and that no internal regulation granted enforcement to Colombian decisions in Venezuela.
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