Rule of Law: A Key Concept of Constitutional Reasoning in Latin America

As part of the CORE project, the panelists will address the development of the concept of “Rule of law” in Latin America and the Caribbean in a theoretical and practical way, based on statistic data gathered on the definition of the “Rule of Law” in Constitutional Court judgments in the
region as well as sentences of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. They will present their analysis on whether there can be identified a shared understanding of the notion across the continent and will also share their results on whether the Latin American notion differs to the European concept of “Rule of law”. Ultimately, they examine the importance of dialogue and/or cooperation between the different constitutional courts and international organizations in order to develop the concept of “Rule of law”.