Max Planck Lecture Series

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 14:00

“Procedural law reforms in Latin America. Argentina as a paradigmatic case.”

Prof. Eduardo Oteiza
(La Plata National University, Argentina)

Prof. Oteiza is a full-time research professor and director of the LLM program at La Plata National University (Argentina). He was a post-doc Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and visiting fellow at the Universities of Bologna, Catania, Medellín, Yale, York, Pompeu Fabra, Genova, Turin and Lima, among others.

He served as President of the Ibero-American Institute of Procedural Law (2014-2018) and of the Argentine Association of Procedural Law (2012-2014). He is vice president of the International Association of Procedural Law (2011-2019). In 2016 he received the Year Award from the Fondazione « Enrico Redenti ». He is codirector (with Michele Taruffo, Jordi Nieva Fenoll and Daniel Mitidiero) of “Process and Law”, Marcial Pons Editor.

He teaches and writes about legal reforms, judicial independence, procedural law principles and the dialogue between judges regarding constitutional and human rights. At MPI Luxembourg his research project concerns a comparative analysis of justice reform and how law theories of comparative law translate into practice.

Preview of Prof. Oteiza's presentation:

The presentation will consider the evolution of procedural law reform in Latin America. Since the end of the cold war, the Region has consolidated democratic governments and carried out significant changes in constitutional law and also made progress in the field of human rights. A considerable number of Latin American countries reformed their justice systems.

The procedural law reforms that are taking place in Argentina allow a better understanding of the evolution of the different countries systems in the region. The cultural aspect and the impact of civil law and common law traditions also explain some of those developments.

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