Jun 15 Thu

New authoritarianisms in the Americas and their impact on the rule of law: what is the role of the Inter-American System?

12:30PM - 02:00PM Washington College of Law
"In recent years, we have seen in the region the emergence of charismatic leaders, democratically elected and with strong support from the population, who with populist narratives and authoritarian tendencies seriously threaten the full validity of the rule of law, democratic values, and human rights in the continent. 
Selective justice and attempts to co-opt the judiciary, closure of civic space, stigmatization and criminalization of opposing voices, use of the media and new technologies to silence critical voices, questioning of international justice systems are just some of the trends that show these ""new authoritarianism"", which are presented as a quick response to complex and historical problems, for which the values of representative democracy are an obstacle.
In this context, the panelists will share some reflections on the regional situation, the most problematic countries, and the role being played (or not) by the OAS and especially the IACHR and the Inter-American Court, the weaknesses and opportunities that exist and above all, what we can do from civil society and academia to address this growing phenomenon."


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