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GLOBAL LAW AND POLICY FOR THE AMERICAS PRESENTS:

CONSTITUTIONALISM, TRADE, SOCIAL JUSTICE,
& SUSTAINABILITY IN THE AMERICAS:
Lessons from the 2020 Global Pandemic

COVID-19 and Trends on Constitutionalism: a Comparative Approach

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all political systems, resulting in the expansion of executive power and sidelining national legislatures. This phenomenon has reinforced not only trends like hyper-presidentialism in Latin America, but also in parliamentary systems, extraordinary legislation, thereby bypassing the opposition in Parliament, as it pertains to the approval of COVID-related measures. The role of courts has also changed and all decentralized systems, in particular federalized nation-states, have undergone difficulties due to the necessary coordination between federal and state actors. Finally, several fundamental rights have come into play, from the freedom of movement to rights to privacy, health and education.

WEBINAR SERIES

April 22
10-11am US CST; 17:00-18:00 Rome

REGISTER

Elizabeth Trujillo, University of Houston
James Gathii, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
PTom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
Sabrina Ragone, University of Bologna

CHAIR: Elizabeth Trujillo, University of Houston
MODERATOR: James Gathii, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
SPEAKER: Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
DISCUSSANT: Sabrina Ragone, University of Bologna

ORGANIZERS

Elizabeth Trujillo
Mary Ann & Lawrence E. Faust Professor of Law
Founding Director, Global Law & Policy for the Americas

Sabrina Ragone
Professor of Comparative Law, University of
Bologna Center for Latin American Studies

SPONSORS
Global Law and Policy for the Americas, University of Houston Law Center
• University of Bologna Center for Latin American Studies
• American Society of International Law – Latin American Interest Group

GLPA
CENTRO STUDI SULL'AMERICA LATINA
CENTRO STUDI SULL'AMERICA LATINA
 American Society of Internation Law
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