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Graduate Conference on
Latin American Law
Friday 15th February 2013
UCL Law Faculty
Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG
Andres Palacios Lleras, UCL MPhil/PhD Candidate (email@example.com)
Larissa Verri Boratti, UCL MPhil/PhD Candidate (firstname.lastname@example.org)
About the conference
Since the 1980s, Latin American states have embarked in ambitious legal reforms, from the adoption of new constitutions to the enactment of new legal fields dealing with competition law or public procurement. The changes undergone have also brought upon changes in the structures of governments and in the perceptions that individuals have regarding their relationship with their states. The notion of fundamental rights is now as important as the notion of efficiency, central banks became key institutions in the state’s finances, and technopols have displaced the traditional bureaucracy in running the state. However, old problems remain: income inequality continues to be pervasive, as do corruption and the degradation of the environment. To the extent that the changes underwent have focused on law and legal institutions, the role of law continues to be highly important in (re)shaping social relations in Latin America.
The purpose of the Graduate Conference on Latin America Law and Policy is to open an academic space for consideration about the role of law and policy in this region as old problems persist and new challenges loom ahead. Also, it aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity to meet and discuss their work. Participants are welcomed to submit 500-word abstracts about their work in constitutional law, public law, private law and legal theory in Latin America. The abstracts can be about particular issues that are common to several states regarding the fields mentioned above or they can address the development of particular legal issues in the context of regional socio-economic changes. Attendance to this event is free but previous registration is mandatory.
Professor Cheryl Thomas
Plenary Session 1: Access to Justice
Paper 1: Collective Action in Latin America - A critical
Paper 2: The Role of the Public Prosecution in Brazil:
Plenary Session 2: Human Rights
Chair: Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL)
Paper 1: The State of Exception in the Lion's Den: The case of
Paper 2: Explaining Immigration and Refugee Law Reforms in
Paper 3: Comparative Aspects of Constitutional Environmental
Plenary Session 4: International Trade
Chair: Professor Gabriel Gari (Queen Mary)
Paper 1: Bilateral Investment Treaties and International Arbitration: Towards Better Domestic Institutions
Paper 2: Foreign Investment: Reshaping National Policy and Local
Comments and discussion
Plenary Session 3: Regulation & Allocation of Decision Making
Chair: Ioannis Lianos (UCL)
Paper 1: Exploring the Equality Impact of the Judicialisation of the Right to Health in Colombia
Paper 2: Health Care Litigation in Brazil - The Problem and the Responses
Paper 3: Organisational Models and Institutional Normativity - The Case Study of SABESP S.A
Comments and discussion
|4.30pm|| Concluding remarks
Andres Palacios (UCL)
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