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Ius Constitutionale Commune En América Latina: A Regional Approach to Transformative Constitutionalism

25 Pages Posted: 28 Oct 2016 Last revised: 10 Nov 2016

Armin von Bogdandy

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Eduardo Ferrer Mac Gregor

Organization of American States - Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Mariela Morales Antoniazzi

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Flavia Piovesan

Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paolo

Ximena Soley

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Date Written: October 26, 2016

Abstract

This contribution introduces the multiple dimensions of Ius Constitutionale Commune en América Latina (ICCAL), a regional approach in transformative constitutionalism. The concerns and normative commitments that drive this project are addressed. To this end, the complicated Latin American reality is given center stage: the role of law in society, the role of courts, the state of democracy, and the effects of corruption and private power. Considering that Latin America is a region where constitutionalism is very much alive and fiercely debated, ICCAL is situated in the rich regional constitutionalist discourse. Its similarities and differences with other strands of constitutionalism, namely neoconstitutionalism and the new Latin American constitutionalism, are laid bare.

Keywords: ius constitutionale commune, transformative constitutionalism, Latin American constitutionalism, democracy, human rights, rule of law, Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Suggested Citation

von Bogdandy, Armin and Ferrer Mac Gregor, Eduardo and Morales Antoniazzi, Mariela and Piovesan, Flavia and Soley, Ximena, Ius Constitutionale Commune En América Latina: A Regional Approach to Transformative Constitutionalism (October 26, 2016). Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2016-21. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2859583

Armin Von Bogdandy (Contact Author)

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Eduardo Ferrer Mac Gregor

Organization of American States - Inter-American Court of Human Rights ( email )

United States

Mariela Morales Antoniazzi

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

Flavia Piovesan

Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paolo ( email )

Rua Monte Alegre, 984
Perdizes
Sao Paolo, São Paulo 05014-901
Brazil

Ximena Soley

Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law ( email )

Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg, 69120
Germany

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