Council of State (Consejo de Estado) [Search] Homepage in Spanish of highest court for disputes arising from administrative conduct or omissions with power to annul government decrees, administrative regulations and order the State to pay damages to aggrieved contractual parties. The Court also reviews the appeals decisions of the Administrative Tribunals.
National Comptroller’s Office (Contraloría General de la República) [Search] Homepage in Spanish of body which exercises fiscal control over government accounts and expenditures, warns of possible detriment to the treasury, audits governmental entities, and investigates and determines fiscal liability both of private citizens and public officials. Its findings can be annulled by the administrative courts.
Office of the Inspector General (Procuraduría General de la Nación) [Search] Homepage in Spanish of body which safeguards the administration’s compliance with the Constitution and applicable laws, warns of possible violations, intervenes in judicial process and investigates and determines disciplinary liability by public officials. Liability findings may be annulled by the administrative courts.