Lectures and Seminars
07 - 07
Dec Dec
Political Instability and Constitutional Instability in Latin American States

Date:

Thursday 7 December 2017

Time:

18:00 to 19:00

Location:

Speaker(s):

Professor Christopher Thornhill, University of Manchester

Tickets:

Free

Disabled Access:

Yes

Event type:

Cluster:

Booking required:

Recommended

Further Information:

FLJS, Wolfson College, Linton Rd

Contact details name:

phil dines

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This lecture examines some outcomes of constitution-making processes in Latin America, focusing especially on the Brazilian Constitution of 1988, the Colombian Constitution of 1991, and the Bolivian Constitution of 2009.

It argues that, to understand the position of constitutions in unstable political settings, we need to distinguish between constitutional instability and political instability.

Some constitutions create or at least exacerbate political instability, whereas other constitutions reduce instability, even in extremely unstable environments. The three constitutions selected for discussion will provide examples.

Christopher Thornhill, Professor in Law at the University of Manchester, will deliver this lecture to set out the issues to be discusssed in a workhop on the challenges to constitutionalism, constitutional rights and institutional stability in Latin America, to be held the following day.

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