SELA 2023

June 9-12, 2023


Assessing Chile’s Constitutional Convention

Salvador Millaleo:     “The identity politics of indigenous peoples in the Chilean constituent process: before, during, and after”
Lucas Sierra:     “The Chilean Constitutional Convention on Balance: From Excessive to Defective?”

Commentator:     Micaela Alterio

Property, Society, and Politics

Xiaoqian Hu:     “Social Property”
Esteban Restrepo:    “Beyond Trauma: Property’s Wars”
Maria Agnes Salah:    “Real Right of Environmental Conservation: Private Law, Property, and Protecting the environment”
Michelle Sanchez:    “Adapting Property Rights Along the Road: The Case of Chinese Investments in Brazil's Agribusiness Industry”

Commentator:     Carol Rose

Access to Justice

Karina Ansolabehere:     “Human Rights Problems: Between International Standards and Local Social Demands”
Mariana Prado:    “Trickle Down Litigation (or Are the Haves Still Coming Out Ahead?): The Case of Adriana Ancelmo”

Commentator:     Efrén Rivera

Transitional Justice Part 1

María Paula Saffon &    “The Mattress and the Quilt: Paths for Building Truth
Juan González Bertomeu     through Criminal Justice”    
Leticia Vita:    “The Mandates of Memory, Truth, and Justice in the Argentine Constituent Assembly of 1994: Lessons for Constitutional History and Latin American Constitutional Law”

Commentator:     Pablo Rueda Saiz 

Transitional Justice Part 2

Antonio Barreto:    “Exceptionality, Public Order, and Transitionality: Untangling the Web of War and Peace in Colombia”
Eduardo Bertoni:    “The Stability and Efficacy of Judgments? The Limits of a Peace Agreement”
Alejandro Chehtman:     “The Invention of Transitional Justice”

Commentator:     Renata Bregaglio

Moral Perspectives on Ordinary People

Marcelo Alegre:     “Reproach and acknowledgment. Great and small heroism”
Noah Novogrodsky:    “Farcical Fascism”

Commentator:     Laura Clérico 

Democracy Roundtable 


Libardo Ariza Higuera, Profesor Asociado, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de los Andes

Gloria Isabel Cuartas Montoya, Directora de la Unidad de Implementación del Acuerdo Final de Paz, Presidencia de la República de Colombia

Daniel García-Peña, Ex Alto Comisionado de Paz (1995 – 1998)

Marta Ruiz, Periodista y ex comisionada de la Comisión de la Verdad

Moderator:    Marcelo Ferrante, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bo Burt Keynote:     Jesús Abad Colorado, Photojournalist


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