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ICON.S Annual Conference with a Latin-American Twist

7th May 2017

The International Society of Public Law (ICON.S) is holding its annual conference in Copenhagen from 5 to 7 July in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Law and iCourts. The theme of this year is “Courts, Power, and Public Law” and, interestingly, the program promises several presentations focusing on the developments and challenges of some Latin-American courts. This will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about the still under-reported domestic adjudication in Latin-America and get in touch with researchers working in this area.

Registration for attendants is until 10 June 2017. The full program is available here!

 

RELEVANT SPECIALIZED PANELS

CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN Chair: Vicente Fabian Benitez-Rojas

Richard Albert: “Constitutional Reform in the Caribbean”
Mariana Velasco Rivera: “Contributing to abusive constitutionalism: How and why the Supreme Court has incentivized constitutional hyper-reformism in Mexico”
Diego Andrés González Medina: “The Colombian Constitutional Court and the Peace Process”
Joel Colón-Ríos: “What is the Constitution of Puerto Rico?”
Magdalena Correa Henao: “A bipolar State? The Colombian State and its Constitutional Court case”

HIGH COURTS AND EXECUTIVE POWER IN LATIN AMERICA: AN AMBIVALENT RELATIONSHIP Chairs: Elizabeth Trujillo and David Landau

Gonzalo Ramírez Cleves: “The Colombian Constitutional Court and the Substitution Doctrine: Dilemmas on the Use of Convenience as a Parameter”
Sergio Verdugo: “The Role of the Chilean Constitutional Tribunal under the Pinochet Regime: A Critical Approach”
Juan Manuel Mecinas Montiel: “The Mexican Supreme Court and the Executive Power (1995-2016): From Deference to Activism”
Juliano Zaiden Benvindo: “Nudging the Impeachment: The Supreme Court during the Brazilian Political Crisis in 2016”
Diego Werneck Arguelhes and Thomaz Pereira: “Judicial Review of Impeachment Trials and the Limits of the Separation of Powers”

MORE THAN FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: THE ROLE OF COURTS IN PEACEMAKING PROCESSES IN LATIN AMERICA Chair: Magdalena Correa

Alfonso Palacios: “The Colombian Constitutional Court as a political actor in the Colombian Peace Building Process”
Germán Lozano Villegas: “The Constitutional Court, the Peace Process and Democratic Legitimacy”
Elizabeth Salmón: “The Case of Alberto Fujimori: A Memorable Experience of Dialogue Between International Law and Domestic Legal Systems in the Fight Against Impunity”

TRANSFORMATIVE CONSTITUTIONALISM OR DEAD LETTER? THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE COLOMBIAN CONSTITUTIONAL COURT Chair: Víctor Ferreres

David Landau: “Constitutional Non-Transformation? Socioeconomic Rights beyond the Poor JUR-SEM 2-12 8B-2-19 (36)”
Andrés Gutiérrez: “Against the Tide: is it Possible to Obtain Social Changes through the Judiciary when there is no Political Will? The Case of Forced Displacement and the Colombian Constitutional Court”
Juan C. Herrera: “Inter-American and Colombian standards for prior and informed consultation: An emblematic example of dialogue from the global south”
César Vallejo: “’I am the State’: The Distortive effect of the Colombian Constitutional Court on the Rule of Law”

 

RELEVANT INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS

Pablo Riberi: “Unfettered Judges, Untamed Presidents, Reckless Representatives – Prevailing traits in Latin American new reading of separation of powers”
Luis Viveros Montoya: “Peace Against Humanity: Colombia’s Peace Process Conundrum and International Justice as a way Forward”
Vera Karam de Chueiri: “South-south dialogue: Brazilian and South African supreme court in times or (re)democratization”
Estefania M. de Queiroz Barboza: “The (non) use of a comparative constitutional method in the case selection of Brazilian Constitutional Court”
Rodrigo Kanayama; Fabrício Tomio; Angela Costaldello; Ilton Robl Filho: “Comparative studies on Constitutional Courts: The role of abstract judicial review at consensualism of decisional process and on democratic stability in Brazil Mexico Spain and Portugal”
Juliano Zaiden Benvindo: “Conceptual Constitutional Change in Latin America”
Lieselot Verdonck: “Moving Human Rights Jurisprudence to a Higher Gear: Rewriting the case of the Kichwa Indigenous People of Sarayaku v. Ecuador (Inter-American Court of Human Rights)”
Salvatore Caserta: “Regional Integration through Law and International Courts – the Central American and Caribbean Cases”
Marcelo Torelly: “The Conventionality Review Doctrine and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Constitutional Claim”
Dhanay Cadillo Chandler: “The Influence of ‘Specialist’ Intellectual Property Courts on Generalist Courts in Chile”
Thomaz Pereira: “Constitutional Review of Constitutional Amendment Law: The Brazilian Case”
Diego Werneck Arguelhes: “‘The Court it is I’: Individual judicial review in Brazil and its implications for constitutional theory”
Micaela Alterio and Roberto Niembro: “Bolivian judicial elections”
Camilo Saavedra: “The Mexican judicial appointment process”
Lima Resende Ranieri: “Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ Decisions and Transitional Justice: Failure to Implementation the Inter-American System’s Project of Reform (1999/2002) and Interinstitutional Dialogue”
Michael Mohallem: “Constitutional design or apex courts? The gatekeepers of international human rights law in South American states”
Ximena Soley: “Democratization and Transitional Justice as Identity Forging Moment in the Inter-American System”
Francisca Pou Giménez: “Fact-Finding and Proportionality Adjudication in Mexico”
Natalia Caicedo and Andrea Romano: “International Courts dealing with the concept of vulnerability: the different approach of the IACtHR and ECtHR”
Cecilia Bailliet: “Rejection of Requests for an Advisory Opinion as an Example of Strategic Prudence by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights”
Tania Atilano: “The notion of Sovereignty in Mexico after Donald Trump’s election”
Walter F. Carnota: “Social Adjudication at Its Best: The tale of the Argentine Social Security Court of Appeals”
José M. Díaz de Valdés: “The Weaknesses of the Chilean Constitution-Making Process”
Ligia Fabris Campos: “The Regulation of Trans* Rights in Brazil”
Fernanda Farina: “Policy tug-war: a socio-legal reflection about judicial intervention in public policy from a case study of healthcare litigation in Brazil”
Lima Resende Ranieri: “Submajority Rules for the Brazilian Supreme Court: A Counterbalance to the Presidency’s Discretionary Powers to Set the Institutional Agenda JUR-SEM 4-2 8A-4-35 (48)”
Vanice Valle: “Institutional dialogues strategies in the Brazilian Constitutional Court”
Evan Rosevear: “Judicial Interpretation of Transformative Constitutions: Social Rights in Brazil and South Africa”
Daniel Bogea: “Judicial review of executive decrees in Brazil: coordinate construction of the constitution in coalitional presidentialism”
Joáo Archegas: “The constitutionalization of power: how the Brazilian Supreme Court is raising the stakes on juristocracy”
Angela Oliveira: “Judicial Federalism in Brazil: Constitutional Structure and the Supremacy of National Uniformity”
Catalina Smulovitz: “Who pays for rights in the Argentine provinces? The case of domestic violence laws”
Leiry Cornejo Chavez: “The influence of domestic courts’ rulings on the determination of reparations by regional human rights courts and treaty bodies”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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