In October 2009, justices from the Advisory Chamber of the Colombian Council of State visited the Councils of State of Spain and France. During that visit the idea arose of creating an International Yearbook on the Advisory function. This would become an instrument of communication and cooperation between the institutions entrusted with this important task around the world.

The three institutions agreed to invite other institutions to join to the initiative. Accordingly, Councils of State of Algeria, Belgium, Egypt, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Turkey, the Councils on Legislation of Sweden and Romania, the Constitutional Court of Guatemala, and the Spanish regional consultative councils were all invited to participate. All these institutions, which exercise their advisory role on an exclusive basis, or along with a judicial function, have considerable experience in the subject. Likewise, it has been considered important that international institutions that enjoy also an advisory function such as the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Juridical Committee be invited.    

With the purpose of advancing the initiative, and submitting for consideration by the assistants a first electronic version of the yearbook, the Colombian Council of State organized the First International Congress on the Advisory function, which took place in Cartagena, Colombia on September 5th, 6th and 7th,
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The role of the Council on democracy
Colombia a Rule of Law State put to the Test
Cooperation with the French and Spanish Councils of State in the process of strengthening the Colombian Council of State's judicial and advisory roles.
Legislative Technique
Spanish Journal on the Advisory Function No. 6
Spanish Journal on the Advisory Function No. 11
Decree 1345 of 2010: providing guidelines on regulating techniques
Council of State of Belgium, 2008-2009 Annual Report.
Good practices guide for the drafting and review of regulations affecting the economic activity. Written by the Generaliat of Catalonia’s Regulatory Quality Direction
Guidelines on regulatory impact assessment for the reduction of administrative burdens. Written by the Generaliat of Catalunya`s Regulatory Quality Direction
Proceedings of the International Seminar “Judicial Institutions and Democracy”
Proceedings of the International Conference on the Advisory Function
Proceedings of the International Seminar for the Introduction of the New Administrative Procedure and Administrative Disputes Code
1811 Tunja Republic's Constitution
Council of State of the Republic of Colombia. 2010 Report, Volume I.
Council of State of the Republic of Colombia. 2010 Report, Volume II.
The Council of State of France in 2011.
Legal Council of the Region of Murcia. Report 2012.
Legal Council of the Region of Murcia. Report 2011.
Council of State of Spain. Report 2010.
United States. Executive Order 13563 of January 18, 2011.
When Laws Become Too Complex. A review into the causes of complex legislation.
Improving the quality of laws and regulations: economic, legal and managerial techniques. OECD. 1994.
The Advisory Opinion in South Dakota. *
Advisory Opinions by Federal Courts. *
Advisory Practice of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Contributing to the Evolution of International Human Rights Law. *
The State Advisory Opinion in Perspective. *
The Advisory Opinion in North Carolina: 1947 to 1991. *
Advisory Opinions and Canadian Constitutional Development: The Supreme Court's Reference Jurisdiction. *
The Advisory Practice of the Interamerican Human Rights Court. *
“Binding” Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice. *
Servants of Monarchs and Lords: The Advisory Role of Early English Judges. *
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Egyptcian Council of State Law Library Dr. Abd El Razzak El Sanhoury
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Guatemalan Legislation
Chilean Legislation
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