Video recordings of the sessions (with english summaries where applicable) can be found here
MONDAY 18 APRIL 2016
WELCOME AND OPENING COMMENTS
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE: Democracy and Rule of Law in Latin America
The Inter American Dialogue Panel Discussion on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Latin America
This panel discussion is organised by the Inter American Dialogue
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Foundation of the Rule of Law and Crisis of Representation in Latin America
Fighting Corruption in Brazil - Perspectives from the inside
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Judicial Independence in Brazil - A case study analysis of the National Council of Justice
TUESDAY 19 APRIL 2016
Judicial Independence and Accountability
1. Judicial Independence in Latin America: The Implications of Tenure and Appointment Processes
2. A Double-Edged Sword: Judicial Independence and Accountability in Latin America
Challenges in Tackling and Prosecuting Corruption
This session will focus on the challenges experienced with prosecuting corruption, including issues concerning money laundering, the protection of whistleblowers, the role of civil society and the international community, etc. It will also touch on issues related to pre-trial detention, fair trials, plea bargains and leniency agreements, presumption of innocence, right to liberty, etc.
Rule of Law in unequal societies
Panellists will discuss the effect of ongoing governance challenges on social inequalities across Latin America, and the role of the rule of law within that.
Due Process of Law and the Legal Profession
Wrapping-up, this panel discussion will reflect on the role of the legal profession in fostering the rule of law in Latin America.
This blog investigates the tension between fighting corruption and respecting the rule of law, taking Brazil as an example. ...