The Constitutional Dilemmas of Social Democracy
SELA 2017

Quito, Ecuador

June 8 - 11

Thursday, June 8

Robert A. Burt Keynote Address

Robert Post                 Freedom of Expression as Foundation of Democracy (tent.)

Friday, June 9

Indigenous Groups and Liberal Values

Salvador Millaleo        Managing diversity and indigenous rights in Chile vs. Ecuador

Daniela Salazar            Should transitional justice measures be implemented to protect indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation in Ecuador?       

Mauricio del Toro       The intercultural approach to the legal resolution of electoral controversies in indigenous communities: the case of Mexico

Commentator:            Ángel Oquendo                                  

Legitimacy and Social Control

Esteban Restrepo         Human trafficking and sex work: for a reconstruction of personal autonomy

Eliezer da Silva            Quality of democracy, crime and criminal justice in Latin America – an exploration

          Commentator:              Marcelo Ferrante

Discrimination and Difference

Lucas Grosman and Florencia Saulino            Discrimination in Labor Law and the Private Sphere

Tracey Robinson         Legalising norms related to sexual, gender and bodily diversity in the inter-American human rights system  

Commentator:            Julieta Lemaitre

Democracy Roundtable

International Human Rights Tribunals

Marisa Iglesias            The future of international human rights tribunals: Deference to states or cooperative division of labor?                          

Eduardo Bertoni          The IASHR and the (actual?) lack of regional support

Diego García Sayán    How the IACtHR has strengthened democracy in Latin America

Commentator:             Carlos Rosenkrantz

Judicial Authority within the Judiciary

Juan Gonzalez Bertomeu         Constituent Power, Constitutional Change, and the Notion of "Substitution"                        

Diego Arguelhes         “The Court, it is I”: individual judicial review in Brazil and its implications for constitutional theory                                

Karina Ansolabehere   Judicial hierarchy and the spread of legal innovations: the case of Mexico  

Commentator:            Jamal Greene

Investment, Self-government, and Rights

Rodrigo Polanco         Human rights and investment protection in Latin America: the case of Ecuador and Peru                          

Michel Fernández        The extractive industry in Cuba: A legal perspective and proposals for the future                            

Efrén Rivera                Economic crisis, democracy, and rights: the case of Puerto Rico

Commentator:            Sebastian Elias

Political Solidarity and the Ties that Bind

Rodrigo Correa           The concept of political representation and the need for its renewal

Amalia Amaya            The Relevance of Fraternity (tent.)                            

Commentator:             Leticia Vita