Carlos Bernal-Pulido

  • Justice of the Colombian Constitutional Court (since May 2017)

  • Associate Professor at Macquarie Law School (Sydney, Australia)


His qualifications include a LL.B. from the University Externado of Colombia (Bogotá – Colombia) (1996), a S.J.D. from the University of Salamanca (Spain) (2001), and a M.A. (2008) and a Ph.D. in Philosophy (2011) from the University of Florida (U.S.A). He has held visiting professorships at the Faculties of Law of the Universities of Paris I (Sorbonne) and X (Nanterre), and the Universty of Leon (Spain), and Senior Research Fellowships at the Yale Law School, the Kings’ College Law School, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg). His scholarship focuses on constitutional rights’ interpretation, comparative constitutional change, general jurisprudence –in particular on the intersection between social ontology and legal theory, and the philosophical foundations of tort law.

Academic biography

Research topics

  1. The adjudication of economic and social rights 
  2. Climate Change and Courts 
  3. The use of technology for strengthening and enhancing deliberative democracy concerning constitutional issues.