The breakdown of rule of law and its consequences for Venezuela

Seminar with Venezuelan and Norwegian scholars and human rights activists seeking to analyze the crisis in Venezuela from a legal point of view.

Supreme Tribunal of Justice, Caracas, Venezuela. Photo: Guillermo Ramos Flamerich / Wikimedia

 

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The economic, political and social crisis in Venezuela occurs in the context of a rapid deterioration of legal institutions, the protection of individual rights and rule of law. Rampant crime and human rights abuses are some of the consequences of that. How can we describe the current situation for rule of law and human rights in Venezuela? What are the factors that have contributed to the current situation and what would it take to strengthen the rule of Law?

These are the questions of this seminar that joins Venezuelan and Norwegian scholars and human rights activists seeking to analyze the crisis in Venezuela from a legal point of view.

 

Main speaker

Alfredo Romero is a Venezuelan lawyer and human rights defender. He is currently the director of the NGO Foro Penal, which is among the most important human rights organizations in Venezuela, and associate of the Carr Centre for Human Rights at the Kennedy School of Global Governance, Harvard University.

 

Programme

15:30 Welcome and introduction, Benedicte Bull
15:40 Introductory trailer/documentary from Foro Penal
16:00

The current situation of human rights protection and rule of law in Venezuela
Alfredo Romero

16:30 Break
16:45 Transitions to justice and democracy in Latin America - A comparative view from neighbor countries and how can Venezuela learn from them
Leiv Marsteintredet, Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen
16:55 The right to peace in Venezuela
Cecilia Bailliet, Professor at the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo
17:05 The relationship between political and economic rights in Venezuela
Antulio Rosales, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo
17:15

Judicial renovation in Venezuela
Alonso Hernandez-Pinzon, Managing Director of the European Lawyers Foundation. He has worked in EU affairs for more than ten years, focusing on the field of justice and on EU-funded projects in this field.

17:30 Open debate
18:30 End

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Jan. 22, 2018 9:02 PM - Last modified Apr. 30, 2018 3:23 PM