Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina suggests that the transformative impact of law in Latin America is highlighted in the potential of national constitutions and the Inter-American system to jointly address structural deficiencies through the protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. This presentation will argue that such a transformative effect is achieved through three complementary processes: open statehood, “inter-Americanization”, and an Inter-American democratic test with definite red lines. The question is to explore, by looking ahead, the potential of novel re-readings and what are the challenges in guaranteeing the “never again” (nunca más)?
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!