On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
Pp. 82-99 (18)
J. Alberto del Real Alcala
In this chapter, I will examine the transcendence of the constitutional value
of cultural plurality in the design of the hallmarks of the new model of the Plurinational
State introduced in Bolivias Constitution: the legislative, executive, legal and electoral
bodies and the State's institutional framework. I refer to these manifestations of cultural
plurality, which are characteristic of the plurinational State, as ‘organic and
institutional plurinationality’. Specifically, I analyze the ‘constitutional expressions’ of
cultural plurality in the model of democracy and political representation, territorial
organization, the legal system and constitutional justice and the social and economic
model of State as they are set out in Bolivias Constitution.
Constitution of Bolivia, Cultural plurality, Indigenous nations and
peoples, National plurality, Vulnerable groups.
Department of Criminal Law, Legal Philosophy, Moral Philosophy & Philosophy, Faculty of Law and Social Science, ‘Gregorio Peces-Barba’ Observatory for Human Rights and Democracy, University of Jaen, 23071 Jaen, Spain.