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               FRANCISCOS JOSÈ CHAUX                                             JUAN CARLOS SOLER PEÑUELA



Vice-Minister of Political Affairs

The new Vice-Minister is a lawyer and specialist in Substantive and Contentious Constitutional Law of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. He has studies of continuing education "Law seminar" of the University of Yale, he is magister in Legal Theory of the University of New York and is a candidate to magister in Human Rights of the University of Oxford.

He has served as legal advisor to the Energy and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG), the Superintendence of Companies, the Colombian Rural Development Institute (INCODER) and to the Presidency of the Senate.

He has also been auxiliary magistrate of the Superior Council of the Judiciary and advisor to the Directorate of the National Agency for the Legal Defense of the State. Since September 2018, he was an advisor to the Office of the Minister of the Interior.

Chaux has been a professor in the undergraduate program in Law at the Universidad Javeriana and Sergio Arboleda, and is currently a professor of the masters in Constitutional Law and specialization in Constitutional Law and Substantive Law of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, professor in the specialization in Constitutional and Administrative Law of the Catholic University of Colombia and Professor of the specialization in Procedural Law, Evidence and Orality of the Universidad Libre, sectional Pereira.

The Vice Minister of the Interior has published several articles on legal issues, with special emphasis on Constitutional Law issues. In 2017, he published the book: "Goodbye to the Constitution, Why does the 1991 Constitution no longer belong to the people of Colombia?”, with a foreword by Professor John Ferejohn.

Vice-Minister for Participation and Equal Rights

The Vice Minister for Participation and Equality of Rights, Juan Carlos Soler, is a lawyer from the Universidad del Rosario, with more than 25 years of experience in social and educational matters, community management and participation, exercise of rights, administrative management and technical management. social and attention to the vulnerable population.

Deputy Minister Soler has a specialization in Financial Legislation, International Cooperation Studies and Social Project Management, as well as a Master's Degree in Business Administration.

In the act of possession of Vice Minister Juan Carlos Soler, President Ivan Duque highlighted "his years of service with the communities of the country. It is a person who has had the opportunity to know their needs and that will allow us to deepen the social dialogue. If the country builds social dialogue, there will be no social protest and you will have that task with Dr. Nancy Patricia Gutiérrez. "

Among the challenges that the Vice Minister will have to face are the formulation, adoption and follow-up of public policies related to political affairs, fundamental rights and freedoms, citizen participation, ethnic issues and the LGBQ population. It must also evaluate and follow up on international commitments regarding Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.