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Constitutional Courts and the defense of democracy, rights, and liberties

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December 5, 2018
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
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1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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Hosted by: The O’Neill Institute, Due Process Law Foundation, and The Dialogue

The event will be held in Spanish and livestreamed

Light refreshments will be served

The situation of human rights in Latin America has significantly worsened in recent year. In this adverse context, it has been the region’s Constitutional Courts that have taken a stand for democracy and the defense of rights and freedoms. Their decisions, often issued in the midst of strong pressures and threats, have been key to restraining power, curbing the implementation of measures that restrict human rights, and removing obstacles to the fight against impunity and corruption.

Opening remarks:
Esmeralda Arosemena de Troitiño, Commissioner of the American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Panama

Gloria Patricia Porras, Justice of the Constitutional Court of Guatemala
José Antonio River, former Justice of the Constitutional Court of Bolivia
Jan-Michael Simon, Director for Latin America, Max Planck Institute, Freiburg

Ursula Indacochea, Due Process of Law Foundation

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