Law and Policy in Latin America

Transforming Courts, Institutions, and Rights

  • Pedro Fortes
  • Larissa Boratti
  • Andrés Palacios Lleras
  • Tom Gerald Daly

Part of the St Antony's Series book series (STANTS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Courts, Constitutionalism and the Inter-American System

  3. Institutional Development: Policy Implementation and Change

  4. Institutional Challenges: Integrating Markets and Regulation

  5. Constitutional Engine Room: Between Individual Autonomy and Collective Self-Government

  6. Mundus Novus: Emerging Technologies and Rights

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 347-354

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive introduction to law and policy responses to contemporary problems in Latin America, such as human rights violations, regulatory dilemmas, economic inequality, and access to knowledge and medicine. It includes 19 chapters written by sociologists, lawyers, and political scientists on the transformations of courts, institutions and rights protection in Latin America, all of which stem from presentations at conferences in Oxford and UCL organised by the editors. The contributors present original analyses based on rigorous research, innovative case-studies, and interdisciplinary perspectives, all written in an accessible style. Topics include the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, institutional design, financial regulation, competition, discrimination, gender quotas, police violence, orphan works, healthcare, and environmental protection, among others. The book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in policymaking, public law, and development.


constitutionalism environmental law development healthcare anti-discrimination laws inequality gender quotas transnational legal process American convention on human rights Brazilian law Colombian law Chilean law Mexican law Venezuelan law access to knowledge Pact of San Jose proceduralisation police violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro Fortes
    • 1
  • Larissa Boratti
    • 2
  • Andrés Palacios Lleras
    • 3
  • Tom Gerald Daly
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of LawFGV Faculty of LawRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Ilarraz Advogados Porto Alegre/RSBrazil
  3. 3.Estudios Palacios Lleras SAS BogotaColombia
  4. 4.Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional LawUniversity of Edinburgh Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional LawEdinburghUnited Kingdom

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