Latin American Transformative Constitutionalism Through the Prism of European Constitutionalism

This contribution will address Latin American transformative constitutionalism approaching it through the categories of European constitutionalism. It will focus mainly on the role of supreme, constitutional and international courts as actors of transformative constitutionalism using the parameters and tasks traditionally allotted to constitutional adjudication. The main examples of such focus will be the Colombian Constitutional Court and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights as significant cases in the region, with references to other relevant courts. The comparative perspective adopted in the talk will contribute to foster a dialogue between European and Latin American scholars, promoting dialogue and mutual understanding.